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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Kofarnihon in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.5258S, 68.9885WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kofarnihon in Tajikistan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jke0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jke0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.9885° East, 38.5258° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 01:35:44 / February 20, 2019 @ 1:35 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:35:44 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hisor (c. 24 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Boshkengash (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kŭlob, Vakhsh, Roghun (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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SSW of Kofarnihon, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.9885° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Kofarnihon, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-20 01:35:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-20 02:24:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 326 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 0.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us2000jke0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jke0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jke0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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