A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan. Unique identifier: us20008hsv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hsv. Exact location of event, longitude 54.7381 East, latitude 39.3638 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 15:59:08 / February 5, 2017 @ 3:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:59:08 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gazanjyk, Balkanabat, Gumdag (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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