A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Exact location of event, longitude 44.3183 East, latitude 38.4213 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:20:50 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007v3g. Unique identifier: us70007v3g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 07:50:50 / February 23, 2020 @ 7:50 am.
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Khvoy. Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 28 km SSE of Saray, Turkey.
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