A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 22:28:15 / February 25, 2020 @ 10:28 pm. 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). Exact location of event, longitude 44.2139 East, latitude 38.4672 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084av. Id of event: us600084av. The temblor was detected at 00:28:15 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 57 km (35 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), 29 km (18 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Edremit, , Van. 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 three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 20 km S of Saray, Turkey.
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