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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Balkanabat in Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.5048S, 54.4919WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Balkanabat in Tur kmenistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.45 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 14:15:40 / October 26, 2016 @ 2:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 54.4919° East, 39.5048° North, depth 28.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007guj. Unique identifier: us20007guj. The temblor was picked up at 19:15:40 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gazanjyk, Gumdag, Balkanabat (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km E of Balkanabat, Tur kmenistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.4919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5048° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km E of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-26 14:15:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-26 14:48:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.39 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 518 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007guj Id of event.
Event Code 20007guj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007guj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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