A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us70007va1. Event ids that are associated: us70007va1. Exact location, longitude 44.3181° East, latitude 38.4865° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:07:53 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:37:53 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:37 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Van, , Başkale.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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