A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 10:54:07 / February 22, 2017 @ 10:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 55.0667° East, 38.9734° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us20008le2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008le2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:54:07 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balkanabat, Gazanjyk, Gumdag (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km ESE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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