A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Saray in Turkey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:24 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 44.3147° East, 38.5093° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:56:24 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600085yh. Event ids that are associated: us600085yh.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Başkale (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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