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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Tür kmenbaşy in Tur kmenistan

Earthquake location 39.5951S, 52.021WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Tür kmenbaşy in Tur kmenistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.89 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:47:17 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c7ra. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7ra. Exact location, longitude 52.021° East, latitude 39.5951° North, depth = 38.89 km. Global time and date of event 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 11:47:17 / October 12, 2020 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Türkmenbaşy (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Türkmenbaşy (c. 68 300 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 92 km WSW of Tür kmenbaşy, Tur kmenistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5951° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92 km WSW of Türkmenbaşy, Turkmenistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-12 11:47:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-12 13:02:14 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 369 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 5.628 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us6000c7ra Id of event.
Event Code 6000c7ra An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7ra, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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