A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kulucak in Turkey on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:03:39 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 37.5415 East, latitude 39.0621 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20004frw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004frw. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 09:03:39 / December 9, 2015 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sivas (c. 264 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Divriği (c. 13 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zara (c. 12 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Gürün (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zara, Sivas, Akçadağ (min 5000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNW of Kulucak, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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