A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Qurghonteppa in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.5616° East, 37.7723° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 03:34:25 / April 24, 2020 @ 3:34 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:34:25 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009b5a. Id of event: us60009b5a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vahdat, Norak, Vose’ (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 20 km WSW of Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan.
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