A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Erbaa in Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.62 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003mgj. Event ids that are associated: us10003mgj. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:16 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 14:39:16 / October 9, 2015 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 36.6081 East, latitude 40.702 North, depth = 7.62 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ulubey, Merzifon, Havza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Samsun (c. 394 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tokat (c. 129 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Turhal (c. 110 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amasya (c. 82 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Fatsa (c. 82 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Unieh (c. 77 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zile (c. 55 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NE of Erbaa, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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