Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
24 Nov 02:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Update Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 02:57Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
4.2 quake 24 Nov 7:34 am (GMT +5)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Tajikistan near Obigarm, Roghun, Republican Subordination, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 7:34 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Obigarm (pop. 10,000) located 0 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Roghun (pop. 7,700) located 16 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Norak (pop. 18,100) located 49 km from the epicenter, Vahdat (pop. 45,700) 63 km away, Yovon (pop. 17,500) 73 km away, Danghara (pop. 22,800) 76 km away, Dushanbe (pop. 679,400) 83 km away, Boshkengash (pop. 23,700) 83 km away, and Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) 90 km away.
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