A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Sincik in Turkey on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 12:39:02 / September 8, 2020 @ 12:39 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjq1. Unique identifier: us7000bjq1. Exact location of event, longitude 38.6858 East, latitude 38.1859 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:39:02 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bozova, Besni, Tut (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Besni (c. 41 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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