A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Exact location of event, longitude 44.5487 East, latitude 38.544 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 23:07:24 / March 18, 2020 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:37:24 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008bwm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008bwm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Başkale, , Özalp (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km ESE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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