A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Shirakamut in Armenia. Exact location of earthquake, 44.0134° East, 40.9703° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:28:43 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 01:28:43 / January 18, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us600079uw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079uw.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Byureghavan, Kars, Marneuli (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Gyumri (c. 148 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kars (c. 77 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hrazdan (c. 40 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ashtarak (c. 18 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Marneuli (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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.
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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. 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: 16 km NW of Shirakamut, Armenia.
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