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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kigi in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.18S, 40.28WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kigi in Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:37 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003h1b. Id of event: us20003h1b. Global time and date of event 07/09/15 / 2015-09-07 00:37:37 / September 7, 2015 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 40.28° East, 39.18° North, depth 5 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Erzincan, Hozat, Dicle. Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SSW of Kigi, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.28° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.18° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW of Kigi, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-07 00:37:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-07 01:08:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 0 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 298 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 1.15 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 us20003h1b Id of event.
Event Code 20003h1b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003h1b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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