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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 18 km NE of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan on Saturday, 26 September 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 18 km NE of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan on Saturday, 26 September 2020
26 Sep 07:15 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
26 Sep 07:17: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 20.0 km (from 1.2 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards SSE.
26 Sep 07:44: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 10.0 km (from 12.4 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.6 km (6.6 mi) towards NNW.
26 Sep 07:56: Epicenter location corrected by 3.6 km (2.2 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Saturday, 26 September 2020 07:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 26 Sep 12:00 pm (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.66°N / 54.57°E (Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NE of Balkanabat (pop: 87,800)
51 km (31 mi) N of Gumdag (pop: 24,300)
93 km (58 mi) NW of Bereket (pop: 21,100)
144 km (89 mi) SE of Türkmenbaşy (pop: 68,300)
165 km (103 mi) NW of Serdar (pop: 12,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16°C (61 F), humidity: 29%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
26 Sep 12:00 pm (GMT +5) (26 Sep 07:00:18 UTC)M 4.7 / 10 km- 18 km NE of Balkanabat, TurkmenistanEMSC
Sat, 26 Sep 07:00 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km12 Km of Balkanabat, TurkmenistanIRSC
Sat, 26 Sep 07:00 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km13 Km NE of Balkanabat, TurkmenistanUSGS
Sat, 26 Sep 07:00 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km16 Km ENE of Balkanabat, TurkmenistanGFZ
Sat, 26 Sep 07:00 UTCM 4.7 / 7 km18 Km NE of Balkanabat, TurkmenistanUSGS

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Balkanabat (Turkmenistan, 24 km SW of epicenter) : На третьем этаже ощущалось сильно (reported through EMSC)
Balkanabat (Turkmenistan, 24 km SW of epicenter) : Сильнее, чем проходящий поезд. (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 18 km NE of Balkanabat, Turkmenistan on Saturday, 26 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 20 Jun 1990 21:00
    | 7.4 |
    18.5km / 11.5mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    541km / 336mi
    | Northern Iran
  • 16 Sep 1978 15:35
    | 7.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    743km / 462mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 10 May 1997 07:57
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    799km / 497mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 24 Nov 1976 12:22
    | 7.3 |
    36km / 22mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    908km / 564mi
    | Turkey-Iran Border Region
  • 05 Oct 1948 20:12
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    377km / 234mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 23 Jan 1909 02:48
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    112 years ago
    |
    706km / 439mi
    | Central Iran
  • 12 Nov 2017 18:18
    | 7.2 |
    34km / 21mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    935km / 581mi
    | Iran-Iraq Border Region
  • 01 May 1929 15:37
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    323km / 201mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 23 Oct 2011 10:41
    | 7.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    9 years ago
    |
    959km / 596mi
    | Eastern Turkey
  • 27 Nov 1979 17:10
    | 7.1 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    41 years ago
    |
    782km / 486mi
    | Eastern Iran
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