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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Erbaa in Turkey

Earthquake location 40.702S, 36.6081WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Erbaa in Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.62 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003mgj. Event ids that are associated: us10003mgj. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:16 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 14:39:16 / October 9, 2015 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 36.6081 East, latitude 40.702 North, depth = 7.62 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ulubey, Merzifon, Havza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Samsun (c. 394 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tokat (c. 129 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Turhal (c. 110 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amasya (c. 82 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Fatsa (c. 82 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Unieh (c. 77 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zile (c. 55 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NE of Erbaa, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 36.6081° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Erbaa, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-09 14:39:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 14:57:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 355 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 1.686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us10003mgj Id of event.
Event Code 10003mgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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