A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Bahcesaray in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:30:42 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008mku. Id of event: us10008mku. Exact location, longitude 42.9158° East, latitude 38.2323° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:30:42 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Şırnak (c. 52 700 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Erciş, Siirt, Şırnak.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NE of Bahcesaray, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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