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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 48 km south of Yolöten, Ýolöten, Provincia de Mary, Turkmenistan, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 48 km south of Yolöten, Ýolöten, Provincia de Mary, Turkmenistan, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 48 km south of Yolöten, Ýolöten, Provincia de Mary, Turkmenistan, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 191 km depth

19 May 09:25 UTC: First to report: NCS after 7 minutes.
Update Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:30

Moderate yet deep 5.2 quake hits near Yolöten, Ýolöten, Mary, Turkmenistan

5.2 quake 19 May 2:18 pm (GMT +5)
5.2 quake 19 May 2:18 pm (GMT +5)
Turkmenistan was shaken near Yolöten, Ýolöten, Mary, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 only 12 minutes ago, India's National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 190.9 km beneath the epicenter near Yolöten, Ýolöten, Mary, Turkmenistan, early afternoon on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 2:18 pm local time. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Yolöten (pop. 37,700) located 48 km from the epicenter, Murgab (pop. 13,200) 78 km away, Bayramaly (pop. 75,800) 85 km away, Mary (pop. 114,700) 93 km away, Mary (pop. 114,700) 93 km away, and Sarakhs (pop. 46,500) 113 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 19, 2021 09:18:00 UTC
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm (GMT +5)
Depth190.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.8672°N / 62.3587°E (Provincia de Mary, Turkmenistan)
Antipode36.867°S / 117.641°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceNCS (National Center for Seismology)
Nearby towns and cities48 km (30 mi) S of Yolöten (Ýolöten) (pop: 37,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Murgab (pop: 13,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Bayramaly (pop: 75,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Maras (Mary welaýaty) (pop: 114,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Sarahs (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 46,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Tejen (Ahal) (pop: 67,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) NW of Ghormach (Badghis, Afghanistan) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (166 mi) SSW of Turkmenabat (Lebap) (pop: 234,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
371 km (231 mi) ESE of Ashgabat (pop: 727,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 36.5°C (98 F), humidity: 6%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.2191 km376km ESE of Ashgabat, TurkmenistanNCS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kabul (663.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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