A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Golbasi in Turkey on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:30:02 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5.92 km, 37.5693° East, 37.5965° North. 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: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 04:30:02 / August 18, 2017 @ 4:30 am. Event id: us2000a99k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a99k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.92 km (4 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Gaziantep (c. 1 066 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kahramanmaraş (c. 376 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nizip (c. 82 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Birecik (c. 44 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Afşin, Akçadağ, Bozova.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km SSW of Golbasi, Turkey.
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