A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 44.3101° East, latitude 38.5044° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:43:57 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008c0m. Id of event: us70008c0m. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 07:13:57 / March 19, 2020 @ 7:13 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Event 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), 76 km (47 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Başkale (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 19 km SE of Saray, Turkey.
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