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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Gumdag in Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.2712S, 54.8341WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 13:46:25 / February 5, 2017 @ 1:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 54.8341 East, latitude 39.2712 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20008hsc. Event ids that are associated: us20008hsc. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:25 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gazanjyk, Balkanabat, Gumdag. Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 22 km ENE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.8341° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ENE of Gumdag, Turkmenistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-05 13:46:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-05 14:05:29 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 416 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 7.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us20008hsc Id of event.
Event Code 20008hsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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