A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yazihan in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:07:05 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 38.0114 East, latitude 38.6272 North, depth = 7.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006ebd. Unique identifier: us10006ebd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 01:07:05 / August 17, 2016 @ 1:07 am.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kangal, Elbistan, Sincik.
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five 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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