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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Tejen, Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:07 pm (GMT +5) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Tejen, Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:07 pm (GMT +5) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Tejen, Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:07 pm (GMT +5)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Jul 13:33 UTC: First to report: USGS after 26 minutes.
19 Jul 14:28: Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.5 mi) towards SE.
Update Tue, 19 Jul 2022, 13:42

Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Tejen, Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan

4.5 quake 19 Jul 6:07 pm (GMT +5)
4.5 quake 19 Jul 6:07 pm (GMT +5)
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early evening near Tejen, Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, at 6:07 pm 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. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Tejen (pop. 67,300) located 36 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sarahs (pop. 46,500) located 74 km from the epicenter, Kaka (pop. 18,500) 102 km away, and mali (pop. 114,700) 111 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.
Update Tue, 19 Jul 2022, 13:30

Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 61 km northwest of Turbat-i-Shaikh Jam, Iran in the afternoon

4.3 quake 19 Jul 5:37 pm (GMT +4:30)
4.3 quake 19 Jul 5:37 pm (GMT +4:30)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Turbat-i-Shaikh Jam, Razavi Khorasan, Iran, was reported only 22 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 6 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, at 5:07 pm local time. 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Turbat-i-Shaikh Jam (pop. 58,900) located 61 km from the epicenter, and Mashhad (pop. 2,307,200) 92 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 & timeJul 19, 2022 13:07:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jul 19, 2022 at 6:07 pm (GMT +5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.0026°N / 60.8257°E (Provincia de Ahal, Turkmenistan)
Antipode37.003°S / 119.174°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SE of Tejen (Ahal) (pop: 67,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NNW of Sarahs (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 46,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) SW of Maras (Mary welaýaty) (pop: 114,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) ESE of Kaka (Ahal) (pop: 18,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Bayramaly (Mary) (pop: 75,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (141 mi) ESE of Änew (Ahal) (pop: 27,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
240 km (149 mi) ESE of Ashkhabad (Ashgabat) (pop: 727,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
333 km (207 mi) SW of Turkmenabat (Lebap) (pop: 234,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 41.3°C (106 F), humidity: 9%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.36 kmIran: 27 Km of Sefid Sang, Khorasan RazaviIRSC
4.510 kmTURKMENISTANEMSC
4.510 kmTurkmenistanRaspberryShake
4.510 km50 Km SE of Tejen, TurkmenistanUSGS
4.410 kmIRAN-TURKMENISTAN BORDER REGIONKNDC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 790 km / 491 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. 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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