A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Orzu in Tajikistan. The temblor was picked up at 20:01:28 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.828 East, latitude 37.6006 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 15:01:28 / April 24, 2020 @ 3:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009biw. Id of event: us60009biw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boshkengash, Kŭlob, Sovet. Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Boshkengash (c. 23 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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