A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Sincik in Turkey on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 38.6954 East, latitude 38.2208 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:03:09 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007eym. Event ids that are associated: us60007eym. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 19:03:09 / January 24, 2020 @ 7:03 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Besni, Hekimhan, Ergani. Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Besni (c. 41 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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