A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 13:18:24 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.3752 East, latitude 38.4181 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70007v4j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v4j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 09:48:24 / February 23, 2020 @ 9:48 am.
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yüksekova, Van, (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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