A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Saray in Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70008ui2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ui2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 02:23:13 / April 12, 2020 @ 2:23 am. Exact location, longitude 44.3019° East, latitude 38.5191° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:23:13 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Edremit, Van, . Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Edremit (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 18 km SE of Saray, Turkey.
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