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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 51 km NE of Balkanabat, Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.8476S, 54.7832WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Balkanabat in Tur kmenistan on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000acv5. Event ids that are associated: us7000acv5. The temblor was reported at 04:10:20 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 54.7832 East, latitude 39.8476 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/06/20 / 2020-06-27 04:10:20 / June 27, 2020 @ 4:10 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gazanjyk, Gumdag, Balkanabat (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Balkanabat (c. 87 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Gumdag (c. 24 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gazanjyk (c. 21 100 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km NE of Balkanabat, Tur kmenistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.7832° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.8476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km NE of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-27 04:10:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-27 04:31:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 7.716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us7000acv5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000acv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000acv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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