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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Rasht in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.9199S, 70.6156WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rasht in Tajikistan. Exact location of event, longitude 70.6156 East, latitude 38.9199 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was reported at 14:40:37 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cei4. Event ids that are associated: us7000cei4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/20 / 2020-11-10 14:40:37 / November 10, 2020 @ 2:40 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mŭ’minobod, Obigarm, Roghun (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 24 km ESE of Rasht, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.6156° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9199° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km ESE of Rasht, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-10 14:40:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-15 17:08:42 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 385 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 1.082 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us7000cei4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cei4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cei4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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