A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Doganyol in Turkey on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 18:30:11 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 16:30:11 / January 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. 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). Id of earthquake: us60007fs4. Event ids that are associated: us60007fs4. Exact location of event, longitude 39.125 East, latitude 38.3461 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karakoçan, Samsat, Akçadağ.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km ENE of Doganyol, Turkey.
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