A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Gokbudak in Turkey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:49 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 42.6173 East, latitude 37.9245 North, depth = 28.27 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 07:53:49 / January 23, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gl4. Event ids that are associated: us10004gl4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.27 km (18 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahlat, İdil, Van (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Zaxo (c. 95 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cizre (c. 81 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Silopi (c. 74 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NW of Gokbudak, Turkey.
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