A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kigi in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 40.3228° East, latitude 39.1618° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:27:20 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 23:27:20 / December 7, 2015 @ 11:27 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100044xr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044xr.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pertek, Aşkale, Dicle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Genç (c. 22 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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