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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kigi in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.1618S, 40.3228WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kigi in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 40.3228° East, latitude 39.1618° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:27:20 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 23:27:20 / December 7, 2015 @ 11:27 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100044xr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044xr.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pertek, Aşkale, Dicle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Genç (c. 22 500 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km S of Kigi, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.3228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1618° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S 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 2015-12-07 23:27:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 23:42:33 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 284 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 1.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us100044xr Id of event.
Event Code 100044xr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044xr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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