A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Sivrice in Turkey on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600086w9. Event ids that are associated: us600086w9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 39.2795 East, latitude 38.3512 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:29:48 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 12:29:48 / February 29, 2020 @ 12:29 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karakoçan, Yeşilyurt, Hilvan (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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 SSW of Sivrice, Turkey.
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