A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kale in Turkey. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 23:03:37 / February 25, 2020 @ 11:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 38.7842° East, 38.3128° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 01:03:37 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600084bs. Event ids that are associated: us600084bs.
Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kovancılar, Hozat, Tut (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 11 km S of Kale, Turkey.
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