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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Kulucak in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.8709S, 37.7549WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kulucak in Turkey on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 02:28:12 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 37.7549 East, latitude 38.8709 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/15 / 2015-11-29 00:28:12 / November 29, 2015 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us100041yx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100041yx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Celeyke, Çelikhan, Afşin (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Afşin (c. 39 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km E of Kulucak, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 37.7549° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8709° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of Kulucak, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-29 00:28:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-29 00:46:44 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 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 369 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 1.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us100041yx Id of event.
Event Code 100041yx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100041yx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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