A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Hovtashen in Armenia on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 44.4592° East, latitude 40.0265° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:23 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 11:29:23 / February 13, 2021 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhd5. Id of event: us6000dhd5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taşlıçay, Gyumri, Chambarak. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Yerevan (c. 1 093 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Gyumri (c. 148 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vanadzor (c. 101 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Iğdır (c. 75 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ejmiatsin (c. 49 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hrazdan (c. 40 800 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km ENE of Hovtashen, Armenia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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