A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Sunday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:20:20 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:20:20 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 44.2046 East, latitude 38.4728 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007v9u. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007v9u.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edremit, Van (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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