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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 26 km E of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan



Earthquake location 39.2449S, 54.8893WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Gumdag in Tur kmenistan. Exact location, longitude 54.8893° East, latitude 39.2449° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:19:08 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 16:19:08 / February 5, 2017 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kha. Unique identifier: us20008kha. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gazanjyk, Balkanabat, Gumdag (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 26 km E of Gumdag, Tur kmenistan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.8893° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2449° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 16:19:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 20:27:56 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 7.877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 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 us20008kha Id of event.
Event Code 20008kha An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kha, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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