A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.14 km (33 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:25:30 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000apfu. Id of event: us7000apfu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 02:25:30 / July 16, 2020 @ 2:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 73.5576 East, latitude 38.0205 North, depth = 53.14 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Murghob (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (25 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 39 km WSW of Murghob, Tajikistan.
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