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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km south of Bereket, Provincia de Balkan, Turkmenistan, on Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km south of Bereket, Provincia de Balkan, Turkmenistan, on Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km south of Bereket, Provincia de Balkan, Turkmenistan, on Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 12 km depth

20 Jun 03:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
20 Jun 03:24: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 03:15

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 99 km south of Bereket, Turkmenistan

4.5 quake 20 Jun 8:04 am (GMT +5)
4.5 quake 20 Jun 8:04 am (GMT +5)
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in the morning near Bereket, Provincia de Balkan, Turkmenistan.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Monday, June 20th, 2022, at 8:04 am local time 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kizil-Arvat (pop. 12,000) located 89 km from the epicenter, Bereket (pop. 21,100) 99 km away, and Kalāleh (pop. 33,700) 110 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 20, 2022 03:04:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jun 20, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +5)
Depth12.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.5773°N / 55.5432°E (Provincia de Balkan, Turkmenistan)
Antipode38.577°S / 124.457°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities74 km (46 mi) S of Bereket (Balkan) (pop: 21,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SW of Kizil-Arvat (Balkan) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) SE of Gumdag (Balkan) (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SE of Balkanabat (pop: 87,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (160 mi) WNW of Ashkhabad (Ashgabat) (pop: 727,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
486 km (302 mi) NE of Tehran (Iran) (pop: 7,153,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
522 km (324 mi) SW of Daşoguz (pop: 166,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 23.3°C (74 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.612 km74 Km S of Bereket, TurkmenistanUSGS
4.612 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.916 kmTurkmenistan: 64 Km of Maraveh Tappeh, GolestanIRSC
4.710 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionGFZ
4.90 kmTurkmenistan: Western AsiaKNDC


Seismic station: Garni, Armenia (GNI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 944 km / 587 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Garni, Armenia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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