A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Van in Turkey on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 43.1956° East, 38.6408° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 20:16:51 / February 17, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:16:51 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007ua3. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007ua3.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hizan, Tatvan, Malazgirt (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km NW of Van, Turkey.
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