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(Reuters) - An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude struck in Turkmenistan on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered about 123 kilometers west-northwest of the port city of Turkmenbasy, or Krasnovodsk, at a depth of 12.2 kilometers.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/07/us-turkmenistan-earthquake-idUSKBN0EI08J20140607
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Re: Quake hits 123 km west-northwest of port city in Turkmenistan
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 04:53:44 AM »
This earthquake occurred as the result of stresses generated by the motion of the Arabian plate northward against the Eurasian plate at a rate of approximately 3 cm/yr (about one inch per year). The deformation of the plate starts from Iran to Turkmenistan.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 04:55:14 AM by Trigger »


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