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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 8 km W of Hulbuk, Tajikistan

Earthquake location 37.8128S, 69.5472WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hulbuk in Tajikistan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 03:58:17 / October 28, 2020 @ 3:58 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:58:17 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57.6 km, 69.5472° East, 37.8128° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.6 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000c9rg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c9rg.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dasht-e Archī, Kolkhozobod (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Kŭlob (c. 78 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Qŭrghonteppa (c. 65 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rustāq (c. 25 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Danghara (c. 22 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Farkhor (c. 21 700 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Vose’ (c. 21 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop), Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km W of Hulbuk, Tajikistan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.5472° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km W of Hulbuk, Tajikistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-28 03:58:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-23 03:21:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 2.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us7000c9rg Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9rg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9rg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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