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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Marmaraereglisi in Turkey

Earthquake location 40.81S, 27.76WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Marmaraereglisi in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 27.76° East, latitude 40.81° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000408w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000408w. The temblor was picked up at 18:20:02 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 16:20:02 / October 28, 2015 @ 4:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Bahçelievler (c. 576 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Esenyurt (c. 211 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Çorlu (c. 202 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Başakşehir (c. 193 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Büyükçekmece (c. 163 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Beylikdüzü (c. 122 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bahçelievler, Başakşehir, Pınarhisar.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 24 km SW of Marmaraereglisi, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.76° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.81° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Marmaraereglisi, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-28 16:20:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-28 19:39:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 299 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 0.77 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000408w Id of event.
Event Code 2000408w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000408w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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