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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 25 km SE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan



Earthquake location 39.0689S, 54.8253WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.8253° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0689° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SE 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 13:16:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 21:12:42 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 284 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 7.86 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us20008kh6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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