A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Başkale in Turkey. Event id: us7000cskx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cskx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:32:54 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 04:32:54 / December 20, 2020 @ 4:32 am. Exact location of event, longitude 43.7869 East, latitude 37.9929 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salmās, Çukurca, Özalp (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hakkari (c. 77 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gevaş (c. 11 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km WSW of Başkale, Turkey.
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