Moderate 5.2 Strikes Tajikistan

Earthquake location 38.3904S, 73.8278W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Murghob in Tajikistan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.76 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:48 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 13:25:48 / October 19, 2018 @ 1:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 73.8278 East, latitude 38.3904 North, depth = 137.76 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hedy. Id of event: us1000hedy.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Murghob (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tajikistan (c. 7 487 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Murghob (c. 10 800 pop).

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

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