A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:12:47 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 44.3235° East, 38.4659° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008mhz. Id of event: us70008mhz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 09:42:47 / April 3, 2020 @ 9:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Van, , Khvoy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 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 eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSE of Saray, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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