A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 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 picked up at 19:30:31 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70007v9g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v9g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:00:31 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm. Exact location, longitude 44.3669° East, latitude 38.4692° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 119 km (74 miles) from Orūmīyeh (c. 577 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Hakkari (c. 77 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doğubayazıt, Nakhchivan, Culfa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 26 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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