A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kigi in Turkey on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.34 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:09 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 23:27:09 / December 2, 2015 @ 11:27 pm. Unique identifier: us100042v4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100042v4. Exact location of event, depth 6.34 km, 40.2636° East, 39.2233° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elazığ, Ilıca, Kocaköy (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kulp (c. 26 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km SW of Kigi, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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