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Earthquake: M 4.5 quake strikes near Bahcesaray in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.25S, 42.86WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has striked on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Bahcesaray in Turkey. The temblor was reported at 03:58:03 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-21 01:58:03 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 42.86 East, latitude 38.25 North, depth 4 km.

Close countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baykan, Uludere, Şırnak.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.86° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.25° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNE of Bahcesaray, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-21 13:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-21 15:19:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000thtl Id of event.
Event Code c000thtl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000thtl A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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