A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pulumer in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009mzz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mzz. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 03:21:13 / May 22, 2020 @ 3:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:13 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 40.074 East, latitude 39.5409 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayburt (c. 31 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kovancılar, Hozat, Karlıova.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km ENE of Pulumer, Turkey.
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