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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Murghob in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.0205S, 73.5576WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 73.5576° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km WSW of Murghob, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-16 02:25:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-16 23:55:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 354 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 1.581 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us7000apfu Id of event.
Event Code 7000apfu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000apfu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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