A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Samsat in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 38.5857° East, latitude 37.4931° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000add6. Id of event: us6000add6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/20 / 2020-06-17 08:47:15 / June 17, 2020 @ 8:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:47:15 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Şanlıurfa (c. 449 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nizip (c. 82 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from ‘Ayn al ‘Arab (c. 50 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akçakale, Yavuzeli, Doğanşehir (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 13 km SE of Samsat, Turkey.
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