A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sincik in Turkey on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 38.6435 East, latitude 38.1757 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:45 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 02:08:45 / February 27, 2020 @ 2:08 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us60008522. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008522.
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (21 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Besni (c. 41 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bozova (c. 21 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arapgir, Pertek, Hekimhan.
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 15 km N of Sincik, Turkey.
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