A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Otlukbeli in Turkey on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:05:51 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 40.0685° East, 40.0121° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 09:05:51 / March 3, 2018 @ 9:05 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000dblq. Event ids that are associated: us2000dblq.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dernekpazarı, Ilıca, Köprübaşı (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Gumushkhane (c. 32 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bayburt (c. 31 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kelkit (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Aşkale (c. 15 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NE of Otlukbeli, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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