5.1 Strikes Tajikistan

Earthquake location 39.1005S, 74.7699W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 105 km E of Karakul, Tajikistan (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 74.7699 East, latitude 39.1005 North, depth = 8.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:08:11 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ivaw. Id of event: us2000ivaw. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 11:08:11 / December 20, 2018 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.01 km (5 miles).

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

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/12/20/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-strikes-near-karakul-in-tajikistan/

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