A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kale in Turkey on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.99 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 16:40:33 / February 16, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:40:33 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 38.6898 East, latitude 38.2572 North, depth = 6.99 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007rd4. Unique identifier: us70007rd4.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arapgir, Pertek, Tut. Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Çermik (c. 21 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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