A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ercis in Turkey. Event id: us70008mc2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008mc2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 05:44:26 / April 3, 2020 @ 5:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:44:26 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 43.4921 East, latitude 38.8311 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malazgirt (c. 26 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Başkale, Doğubayazıt, Taşlıçay. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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