A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Balkanabat in Tur kmenistan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.36 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70007il3. Event ids that are associated: us70007il3. Exact location, longitude 54.6411° East, latitude 39.8237° North, depth = 15.36 km. The temblor was reported at 02:38:05 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 21:38:05 / February 4, 2020 @ 9:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gumdag, Balkanabat.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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