A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hekimhan in Turkey. Unique identifier: us2000kce6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000kce6. The temblor was detected at 19:38:21 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 17:38:21 / April 8, 2019 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 38.0875° East, 38.7376° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sincik, Kangal, Çelikhan.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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