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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Khorugh in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.1813S, 71.3042WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.05 km (57 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:11:27 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d5s7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5s7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 17:11:27 / December 23, 2020 @ 5:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.3042 East, latitude 37.1813 North, depth = 91.05 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Khandūd (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khandūd, Fayzabad, Ashkāsham (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSW of Khorugh, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.3042° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1813° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km SSW 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 2020-12-23 17:11:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-05 22:27:52 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 312 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 2.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us6000d5s7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5s7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5s7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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