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

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 48 km south of Yolöten, Ýolöten, Mary, Turkmenistan, on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 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 data:

Date & time: 19 May 2021 09:18:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 19 May 2021 2:18 pm (GMT +5)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 190.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.8672°N / 62.3587°E (Mary, Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) S of Yolöten (Ýolöten) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Murgab (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Bayramaly (pop: 75,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Mary (pop: 114,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Mary (pop: 114,700) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Sarahs (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ESE of Tejen (Ahal) (pop: 67,300) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SSW of Chardzha (Lebap) (pop: 234,800) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) WSW of Atamyrat (Lebap) (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) ESE of Achgabat (Ashgabat) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 36.5°C (98 F), humidity: 6%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: NCS (National Center for Seismology)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
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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