5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tajikistan

27km SE of Gharm, Tajikistan

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Gharm in Tajikistan on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/16 / 2016-07-01 14:58:55 / July 1, 2016 @ 2:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005z7c. Id of event: us10005z7c. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 70.6257° East, 38.8825° North. The temblor was reported at 19:58:55 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mŭ’minobod, Obigarm, Roghun (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Mŭ’minobod (c. 12 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rasht (c. 10 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Obigarm (c. 10 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Roghun (c. 7 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Novobod (c. 5 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/01/moderate-earthquake-5-4-mag-has-occurred-near-gharm-in-tajikistan/

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