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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Chorbog in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.4644S, 68.3257WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Chorbog in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.3257 East, latitude 37.4644 North, depth = 31.32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003fvn. Unique identifier: us20003fvn. The temblor was detected at 02:09:53 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/15 / 2015-09-02 21:09:53 / September 2, 2015 @ 9:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.32 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Kolkhozobod (c. 18 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Vakhsh (c. 15 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Shahritus (c. 13 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dasht-e Archī, Sho’rchi, Panj (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ENE of Chorbog, Tajikistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.3257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Chorbog, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-02 21:09:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-02 22:15:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 0.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20003fvn Id of event.
Event Code 20003fvn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003fvn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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