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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Khorugh in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.2928S, 71.6634WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp66. Unique identifier: us7000bp66. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.57 km (71 miles). 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: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 21:31:07 / September 16, 2020 @ 9:31 pm. Exact location, longitude 71.6634° East, latitude 37.2928° North, depth = 113.57 km. The temblor was detected at 21:31:07 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jurm, Khandūd, Ashkāsham. Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.6634° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SSE of Khorugh, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-16 21:31:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-16 21:53:32 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 298 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 2.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us7000bp66 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bp66 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bp66, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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