A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ozalp in Turkey. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bs5. Unique identifier: us10007bs5. Exact location of earthquake, 43.8134° East, 38.5375° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 14:14:40 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 12:14:40 / November 23, 2016 @ 12:14 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salmās, Erciş, Gevaş (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Gevaş (c. 11 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Edremit (c. 7 500 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 five 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SW of Ozalp, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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