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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.3175S, 71.9423WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70006nyf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006nyf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 97.13 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 71.9423 East, latitude 37.3175 North, depth = 97.13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 05:58:26 / December 20, 2019 @ 5:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:58:26 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km ENE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.9423° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3175° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Roshtqal'a, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-20 05:58:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-20 08:26:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006nyf Id of event.
Event Code 70006nyf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nyf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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