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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Qurghonteppa in Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.7657S, 68.7713WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Qurghonteppa in Tajikistan on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us60009bvr. Event ids that are associated: us60009bvr. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:22 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 22:43:22 / April 24, 2020 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 68.7713 East, latitude 37.7657 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Denov, Kŭlob, Vahdat (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 7 km S of Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.7713° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-24 22:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-24 23:00:05 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 0.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60009bvr Id of event.
Event Code 60009bvr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009bvr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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