A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Doganyol in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007f7j. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007f7j. Exact location, longitude 39.1371° East, latitude 38.3932° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 18:08:07 / January 24, 2020 @ 6:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:08:07 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hilvan, Arapgir, Arıcak. Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 12 km NE of Doganyol, Turkey.
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