A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mŭ’minobod in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:35:20 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg0z. Id of event: us7000cg0z. Exact location of event, longitude 70.2349 East, latitude 38.2402 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 07:35:20 / November 17, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rasht, Novobod, Chubek (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chubek (c. 19 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Norak (c. 18 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NE of Mŭ’minobod, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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