A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Caldiran in Turkey on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 09:46:41 / October 29, 2015 @ 9:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:46:41 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200040e1. Ids that are associated to the event: us200040e1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.69 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 43.8447° East, 39.1474° North, depth 9.69 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ağrı (c. 92 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iğdır (c. 75 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Diyadin (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edremit, Ağrı, Iğdır (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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