A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yazihan in Turkey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000365s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000365s. Exact location, longitude 38.0703° East, latitude 38.7027° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:41:31 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/19 / 2019-04-15 04:41:31 / April 15, 2019 @ 4:41 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doğanyol, Elbistan, Sincik (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop). Close 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km NW of Yazihan, Turkey.
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