A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hizan in Turkey on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 22:10:42 / May 23, 2018 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:10:42 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000eaym. Event ids that are associated: us1000eaym. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.26 km (1 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.3432 East, latitude 38.2307 North, depth = 1.26 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Şırnak (c. 52 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bitlis (c. 46 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kumçatı, Sason, Edremit.
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 one 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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