Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Turkmenistan, 207 km southeast of Baku (Baku City, Azerbaijan), on 12 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Turkmenistan, 207 km southeast of Baku (Baku City, Azerbaijan), on 12 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 49 km depth

12 Oct 11:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
12 Oct 12:18: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 49.0 km (from 6.2 to 30 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 83 km (52 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 12 Oct 2020 11:47:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.56°N / 52.07°E (Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SW of Tarta
91 km (57 mi) SW of Türkmenbaşy (Lima) (pop: 68,300)
197 km (122 mi) W of Balkanabat (pop: 87,800)
207 km (128 mi) ESE of Baku (Azerbaijan) (pop: 1,116,500)
220 km (137 mi) W of Gumdag (pop: 24,300)
234 km (146 mi) ESE of Sumqayit (Cologne District, Azerbaijan) (pop: 265,200)
425 km (264 mi) NNE of Karaj (Iran) (pop: 1,448,100)
434 km (270 mi) N of Tehran (Iran) (pop: 7,153,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23°C (73 F), humidity: 12%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.049 km- 92 km WSW of Türkmenbaşy, TurkmenistanGFZ
M 5.060 kmCaspian Sea, Offshr TurkmenistanEMSC
M 4.939 km92 Km WSW of Türkmenbaşy, TurkmenistanUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Turkmenistan, 207 km southeast of Baku (Baku City, Azerbaijan), 12 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +3)

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Turkmenistan, 207 km southeast of Baku (Baku City, Azerbaijan), on 12 Oct 2:47 pm (GMT +3)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 20 Jun 1990 21:00
    | 7.4 |
    18.5km / 11.5mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    371km / 231mi
    | Northern Iran
  • 16 Sep 1978 15:35
    | 7.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    837km / 520mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 10 May 1997 07:57
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    939km / 584mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 24 Nov 1976 12:22
    | 7.3 |
    36km / 22mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    693km / 431mi
    | Turkey-Iran Border Region
  • 05 Oct 1948 20:12
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    573km / 356mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 23 Jan 1909 02:48
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    112 years ago
    |
    609km / 378mi
    | Central Iran
  • 12 Nov 2017 18:18
    | 7.2 |
    34km / 21mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    757km / 470mi
    | Iran-Iraq Border Region
  • 01 May 1929 15:37
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    516km / 321mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 23 Oct 2011 10:41
    | 7.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    9 years ago
    |
    744km / 462mi
    | Eastern Turkey
  • 27 Nov 1979 17:10
    | 7.1 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    41 years ago
    |
    923km / 574mi
    | Eastern Iran
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