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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 20 km WSW of Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.7723S, 68.5616WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Qurghonteppa in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.5616° East, 37.7723° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 03:34:25 / April 24, 2020 @ 3:34 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:34:25 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009b5a. Id of event: us60009b5a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dushanbe (c. 679 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Denov (c. 69 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Vahdat (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tursunzoda (c. 38 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sho’rchi (c. 24 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop), Uzbekistan (c. 27 866 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vahdat, Norak, Vose’ (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 20 km WSW of Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 68.5616° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km WSW 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 03:34:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-24 03:52:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 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 0.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us60009b5a Id of event.
Event Code 60009b5a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009b5a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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