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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.4583S, 72.1225WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 16:11:16 / February 3, 2020 @ 4:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 191.29 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007ngv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007ngv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 72.1225° East, 37.4583° North, depth 191.29 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:11:16 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Khorugh (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km NE of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 72.1225° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NE 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 2020-02-03 16:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 17:14:38 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 284 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 2.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us60007ngv Id of event.
Event Code 60007ngv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007ngv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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