A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Gazipasa in Turkey on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 13:25:17 / March 22, 2016 @ 1:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.45 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 31.7412 East, latitude 35.7435 North, depth = 60.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:25:17 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005bpy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bpy.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Alanya (c. 113 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mahmutlar (c. 24 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Gazipaşa (c. 18 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Türkler (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Payallar (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Payallar, Türkler, Alanya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km SW of Gazipasa, Turkey.
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