A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Narman in Turkey. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.1121 East, latitude 40.3223 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:20:09 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006s5q. Unique identifier: us70006s5q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 11:20:09 / December 29, 2019 @ 11:20 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Erzurum (c. 420 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kars (c. 77 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kağızman (c. 25 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pasinler (c. 24 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Sarıkamış (c. 23 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Oltu (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tekman, Ardanuç, Kağızman.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km E of Narman, Turkey.
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