2000 Turkmenistan earthquake
|Date *||6 December 2000|
|Origin time *||17:11:08 UTC|
|Magnitude||7.0 Mw |
|Depth||30 km (19 mi) |
|* Deprecated||See documentation.|
The 2000 Turkmenistan earthquake took place at 8:11 p.m. Moscow Time on December 6 and had a magnitude of 7.0. 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.
- ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
- USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
- "Significant Earthquakes of the World 2000". USGS. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- "Turkmenistan: Earthquake Causes Heavy Damage". Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- Strong Earthquake Hits Turkmenistan – People's Daily
- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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