A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Orzu in Tajikistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 68.7336° East, 37.5377° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009bvd. Id of event: us60009bvd. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 22:32:50 / April 24, 2020 @ 10:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:32:50 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kŭlob, Khanabad, Sho’rchi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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