Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Baharly, Turkmenistan
Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 20:3120:31 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 1.11 am local time near Serdar, Turkmenistan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
4.7 quake 26 Nov 1:11 am (GMT +5)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Serdar (pop. 12,000) located 73 km from the epicenter, Bereket (pop. 21,100) 112 km away, and Baharly (pop. 23,000) 118 km away.
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Date & time: Wed, 25 Nov 20:11 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.34°N / 56.08°E
Primary data source: GFZ