To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

2000 Turkmenistan earthquake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2000 Turkmenistan earthquake
UTC time2000-12-06 17:11:08
ISC event1742774
Local dateDecember 6, 2000 (2000-12-06)
Local time22:11:08
Magnitude7.0 Mw [1]
Depth30 km (19 mi) [1]
Epicenter39°29′N 54°49′E / 39.48°N 54.82°E / 39.48; 54.82 [1]
TypeOblique-slip [2]
Areas affectedTurkmenistan
Max. intensityVIII
Casualties11 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 approximately 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]

Tectonic setting

Turkmenistan lies at the northern edge of the zone of complex tectonics caused by the continuing collision between the Arabian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. The main structure in the Caspian Sea is the Apsheron Sill, a zone of active subduction. The trend of the Apsheron sill is quite oblique to the overall plate motion and this results in significant amounts of right lateral strike-slip along this structure in an overall transpressional setting. Onshore, the motion along the Apsheron sill is transferred to the Ashgabat Fault, another right lateral strike-slip fault, across a large restraining bend.[5]


The focal mechanism for this event indicates that it was the result of oblique reverse faulting on one of two possible faults, either northwest–southeast or west–east trending.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  5. ^ Van Dijk, J.; Ajayi, A.T.; Eid, T.; Eldali, M.; Ellen, H.; Guney, H.; Hashem, M.; Knispel, R.; Rouis, L.; Santoni, S. (2018). "An integrated Geological Model for the Greater Cheleken Area, Central Caspian Basin, Turkmenistan; Complez Synsedimentary Transcurrent Faulting and compartmentalization in Plio-Pleistocene Calstic Reservoirs". Society of Petroleum Engineers. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  6. ^ ANSS. "Turkmenistan 2000: M 7.0 - Turkmenistan". Comprehensive Catalog. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

External links

This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 18:32
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.