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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Roghun in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.5276S, 70.384WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Roghun in Tajikistan on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 18:43:40 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j9gg. Id of event: us2000j9gg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/19 / 2019-01-27 13:43:40 / January 27, 2019 @ 1:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.27 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 70.384° East, 38.5276° North, depth 7.27 km.

Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Norak (c. 18 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sovet (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Norak, Sovet, Kŭlob (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km ESE of Roghun, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 70.384° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km ESE of Roghun, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-27 13:43:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-27 15:02:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 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 298 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 0.474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us2000j9gg Id of event.
Event Code 2000j9gg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j9gg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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