At 8 am on June 20, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 occurred in the south of the Balkan province of Turkmenistan, the Volcano Discovery information resource reports . The epicenter lay at a depth of 10 km.
As the newspaper notes, the closer to the surface is the source of the earthquake, the more powerful it is felt on the surface. Shallow earthquakes include those whose epicenter lies at a depth of 0 to 70 km.
According to RIA Novosti reference material , 4.5 are the weakest shocks, leading to little damage.
There are no settlements directly above the epicenter of the earthquake. Within a radius of 60 to 80 km are the cities and villages of Danata, Oboi, Bereket, Ushak, Makhtumkuli (formerly Kara-Kala or Garry-gala).
The state news outlets of Turkmenistan do not report on natural disasters occurring in the country and their consequences.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan