A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Qastal Ma`af in Syria. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008wkw. Unique identifier: us70008wkw. The temblor was picked up at 09:40:06 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.5123 East, latitude 35.8884 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 07:40:06 / April 15, 2020 @ 7:40 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Latakia (c. 340 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Antakya (c. 210 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from İskenderun (c. 160 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jablah (c. 65 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Jisr ash Shughūr (c. 39 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bāniyās (c. 39 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Salqīn (c. 31 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was İskenderun, Kafr Takhārīm, Belen (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km W of Qastal Ma`af, Syria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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