A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Van in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:01 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fxi. Id of event: us10008fxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 21:31:01 / April 8, 2017 @ 9:31 pm. Exact location, longitude 43.4558° East, latitude 38.5731° North, depth = 22.21 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.21 km (14 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patnos, Ahlat, Başkale (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop). 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. 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 occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 10 km NE of Van, Turkey.
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