A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Saray in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:24:40 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.3146 East, latitude 38.4577 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:54:40 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70007va8. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007va8.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edremit, Van, (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Edremit (c. 7 500 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 six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km SSE of Saray, Turkey.
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