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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Gumdag in Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.2718S, 54.9189WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.89 km (16 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hrx. Unique identifier: us20008hrx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 10:39:40 / February 5, 2017 @ 10:39 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:39:40 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 54.9189° East, 39.2718° North, depth 25.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Balkanabat, Gazanjyk, Gumdag.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 29 km ENE of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.9189° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2718° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km ENE 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 10:39:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 07:22:40 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 259 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 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us20008hrx Id of event.
Event Code 20008hrx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hrx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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