Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Tersakan, 16 km south of Telyarli, Balkan, Turkmenistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:11 am (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Tersakan, 16 km south of Telyarli, Balkan, Turkmenistan, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:11 am (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Nov 20:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
26 Nov 08:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 18 km (11 mi) towards S.
Update Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 20:24
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Baharly, Turkmenistan
4.7 quake 26 Nov 1:11 am (GMT +5)
4.7 quake 26 Nov 1:11 am (GMT +5)
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).
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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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Nov 2020 20:11:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 1:11 am (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.18°N / 56.07°E (Departamento de Zonda, Balkan, Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) S of Kizil-Arvat (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WSW of Baharly (Bäherden, Ahal) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSE of Bereket (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) NE of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Golestan, Iran) (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NW of Bojnourd (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SE of Gumdag (pop: 24,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of Abadan (Ahal) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) W of Achgabat (Ashgabat) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SE of Balkanabat (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) W of Annau (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 8.5°C (47 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.810 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionGFZ
4.810 km21 Km of Maraveh Tappeh, Golestan, TurkmenistanIRSC
4.810 km89 Km S of Serdar, TurkmenistanUSGS

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