A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Karakenja in Tajikistan on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 71.5837 East, latitude 39.458 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 23:24:17 / August 21, 2020 @ 11:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bith. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bith. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:24:17 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Khaydarkan (c. 11 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Shohimardon (c. 5 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Kyrgyzstan (c. 5 509 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shohimardon, Khaydarkan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km NNE of Karakenja, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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