A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Roshtqal’a in Tajikistan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.06 km (72 miles). Exact location of event, depth 116.06 km, 71.5619° East, 37.2696° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:46:06 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 08:46:06 / February 22, 2020 @ 8:46 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70007upy. Event ids that are associated: us70007upy.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fayzabad, Jurm, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km W of Roshtqal’a, Tajikistan.
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