2000 Turkmenistan earthquake

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2000 Turkmenistan earthquake
2000 Turkmenistan earthquake is located in Turkmenistan
2000 Turkmenistan earthquake
Date 6 December 2000
Origin time 17:11:08 UTC[1]
Magnitude 7.0 Mw [1]
Depth 30 km (19 mi) [1]
Epicenter 39°29′N 54°49′E / 39.48°N 54.82°E / 39.48; 54.82Coordinates: 39°29′N 54°49′E / 39.48°N 54.82°E / 39.48; 54.82 [1]
Type Oblique-slip [2]
Areas affected Turkmenistan
Max. intensity VIII
Casualties 11 dead

The 2000 Turkmenistan earthquake took place at 8:11 p.m. Moscow Time on December 6 and had a magnitude of 7.0.[3] The intensity of the earthquake reached VIII at its epicenter, and VI at the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat. The epicenter was located some 25 kilometers north of the city of Balkanabat and 125 kilometers southeast of Türkmenbaşy. There were unconfirmed reports that the quake killed up to 11 people and injured 5 others.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre 
  2. ^ USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 
  3. ^ "Significant Earthquakes of the World 2000". USGS. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Turkmenistan: Earthquake Causes Heavy Damage". Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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