A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Samsat in Turkey on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 11:07:27 / March 2, 2017 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086gw. Id of event: us100086gw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:07:27 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 38.4402° East, 37.5798° North, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gaziantep, Çermik, Oğuzeli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Gaziantep (c. 1 066 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Şanlıurfa (c. 449 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nizip (c. 82 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from ‘Ayn al ‘Arab (c. 50 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 3 km W of Samsat, Turkey.
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