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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 37 km SSE of Shahrtuz, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 36.9505S, 68.2942WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shahrtuz in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.53 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.2942 East, latitude 36.9505 North, depth = 26.53 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:10 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 05:59:10 / January 9, 2017 @ 5:59 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007s32. Id of event: us10007s32.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tirmiz (c. 140 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Khulm (c. 64 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aībak (c. 47 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baghlān, Vakhsh, Tirmiz. Close country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km SSE of Shahrtuz, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.2942° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSE of Shahrtuz, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-09 05:59:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-09 06:16:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 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 0.625 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10007s32 Id of event.
Event Code 10007s32 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007s32, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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