A 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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