A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Qastal Ma`af in Syria. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 35.4757° East, 35.9112° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:15:42 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 18:15:42 / April 3, 2020 @ 6:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008mx0. Event ids that are associated: us70008mx0.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Latakia (c. 340 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Antakya (c. 210 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from İskenderun (c. 160 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Jablah (c. 65 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jisr ash Shughūr (c. 39 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bāniyās (c. 39 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salqīn (c. 31 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was İskenderun, Kafr Takhārīm, Bāniyās (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km WNW of Qastal Ma`af, Syria.
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