A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Alacakaya in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 39.7759° East, latitude 38.5775° North, depth = 7.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008tb9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tb9. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 14:39:46 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.44 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:39:46 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Diyarbakır (c. 644 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hazro, Keban, Diyarbakır. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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