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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Khorugh in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.1675S, 71.6156WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Khorugh in Tajikistan on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 19:01:22 / January 24, 2021 @ 7:01 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:01:22 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 71.6156 East, latitude 37.1675 North, depth = 108.8 km. Id of earthquake: us7000d2ye. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2ye. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.8 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fayzabad, Jurm, Khandūd (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Fayzabad (c. 44 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Khorugh (c. 30 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ishqoshim (c. 26 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ashkāsham (c. 12 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jurm (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (42 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).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 36 km S of Khorugh, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 71.6156° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km S 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 2021-01-24 19:01:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 19:15:11 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 416 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 3.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us7000d2ye Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2ye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2ye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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