A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Exact location of event, longitude 44.4325 East, latitude 38.4975 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 05:53:01 / February 23, 2020 @ 5:53 am. Id of earthquake: us70007v29. Event ids that are associated: us70007v29. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:01 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Nakhchivan (c. 64 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakhchivan, Culfa, Erciş (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 28 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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