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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 12 km SW of Kigi, Turkey

Earthquake location 39.2233S, 40.2636WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kigi in Turkey on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.34 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:09 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 23:27:09 / December 2, 2015 @ 11:27 pm. Unique identifier: us100042v4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100042v4. Exact location of event, depth 6.34 km, 40.2636° East, 39.2233° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elazığ, Ilıca, Kocaköy (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kulp (c. 26 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SW of Kigi, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.2636° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.2233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW 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 2015-12-02 23:27:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-02 23:50:40 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 6 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 1.534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us100042v4 Id of event.
Event Code 100042v4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100042v4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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