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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Asht in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 40.7726S, 70.5089WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Asht in Tajikistan. The temblor was detected at 09:44:31 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 04:44:31 / March 26, 2020 @ 4:44 am. Event id: us70008g7s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008g7s. Exact location of event, longitude 70.5089 East, latitude 40.7726 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Namangan (c. 432 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Qo‘qon (c. 187 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Khŭjand (c. 144 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Angren (c. 127 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Olmaliq (c. 121 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chust Shahri (c. 65 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Konibodom (c. 50 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bŭston, Kosonsoy, Namangan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 17 km NE of Asht, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.5089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7726° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NE of Asht, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-26 04:44:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-26 05:03:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 386 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 0.752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us70008g7s Id of event.
Event Code 70008g7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008g7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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