A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hekimhan in Turkey. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:21:18 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 37.8137 East, latitude 38.7613 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004wk1. Event ids that are associated: us20004wk1. Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 14:21:18 / February 2, 2016 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baskil, Çelikhan, Elbistan (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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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