A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Doğanyol in Turkey on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 18:40:04 / August 4, 2020 @ 6:40 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:40:04 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000b9bt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9bt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 38.7645° East, 38.2424° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hekimhan, Arapgir, Tut (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Çermik (c. 21 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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