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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 4 km SSW of Boshkengash, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.4349S, 68.7805WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Boshkengash in Tajikistan on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 09:33:11 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 68.7805° East, latitude 38.4349° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 22/01/19 / 2019-01-22 04:33:11 / January 22, 2019 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j738. Id of event: us2000j738. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sovet, Vakhsh, Denov (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Hisor (c. 24 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 4 km SSW of Boshkengash, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.7805° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Boshkengash, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-22 04:33:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-23 01:57:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 189 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 0.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000j738 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j738 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j738, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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