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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Uzbekistan.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Uzbekistan was struck by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake nearly an hour ago. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake occurred 4.9 km northeast of Olmaliq, Tashkent Region, Uzbekistan at a depth of 24.3km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

The quake was felt as weak shaking in Ohangaron (pop. 35,500) located 4 km from the epicenter, Olmaliq (pop. 121,200) 5 km away, and Piskent (pop. 27,900) 25 km away.
There were other towns or cities that are further away that also felt the earthquake. Towns or cities that felt the quake as very weak shaking include Angren (pop. 127,000) located 45 km from the epicenter, Yangiobod (pop. 24,900) 47 km away, Parkent (pop. 36,000) 48 km away, Tashkent (pop. 1,978,000) 57 km away, Yangiyŭl (pop. 60,000) 57 km away, and chileuchikeu (pop. 167,800) 67 km away.

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