May 9, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:10km) in Tajikistan at 5/9/2017 3:10:04 PM

Green Earthquake in Tajikistan


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:10km
  • 09 May 2017 15:10:04 UTC
  • 444361 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.9419, 70.529
  • Time (UTC): 09 May 2017 15:10:04
  • Time (ECT): 09 May 2017 17:10:04

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTajikistan, Region of Dushanbe. The nearest places are Degi-Mulla (9km), Kalanak (14km), Garm (10000 people , 16km), Dzhur (21km), Tavildara (24km), and 40 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Garm (23km), Tadzhikabad (36km), Komsomolabad (48km), Kalai-Khumb (59km), Darwaz (61km), and 3 more. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 270000 people 15
50 km 180000 people 23
20 km 41000 people 33
10 km 4400 people 14



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