A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008htg. Event ids that are associated: us20008htg. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 54.8746° East, 39.375° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:47:28 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 19:47:28 / February 5, 2017 @ 7:47 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gazanjyk, Balkanabat, Gumdag. Country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km NE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan.
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