A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007vsx. Id of event: us70007vsx. The temblor was reported at 18:35:40 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 15:05:40 / February 24, 2020 @ 3:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.3206 East, latitude 38.4408 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Khvoy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SSE of Saray, Turkey.
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