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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 0 km N of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.2658S, 71.8264WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.8264 East, latitude 37.2658 North, depth = 144.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:08:36 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 10:08:36 / January 7, 2020 @ 10:08 am. Event id: us70006vni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vni. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144.33 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashkāsham, Ishqoshim, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km N of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.8264° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km N 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 2020-01-07 10:08:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 10:58:25 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 312 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 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us70006vni Id of event.
Event Code 70006vni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006vni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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