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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Gumdag in Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.2009S, 54.9033WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan on Sunday. Event id: us20008hs4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hs4. The temblor was detected at 17:17:20 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.87 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 26.87 km, 54.9033° East, 39.2009° North. Global time and date of event 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 12:17:20 / February 5, 2017 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Balkanabat, Gazanjyk, Gumdag (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km E of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.9033° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E 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 12:17:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 08:10:54 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 271 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 7.895 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us20008hs4 Id of event.
Event Code 20008hs4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hs4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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