A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.09 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 54.8253 East, latitude 39.0689 North, depth = 18.09 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 13:16:30 / February 5, 2017 @ 1:16 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:16:30 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008kh6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kh6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balkanabat, Gazanjyk, Gumdag. Nearby country/countries, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 25 km SE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan.
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