A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70007vam. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007vam. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:40:00 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 44.358 East, latitude 38.4924 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 20:10:00 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Van, , Başkale (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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