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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kulucak in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.0621S, 37.5415WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kulucak in Turkey on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:03:39 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 37.5415 East, latitude 39.0621 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20004frw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004frw. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 09:03:39 / December 9, 2015 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sivas (c. 264 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Divriği (c. 13 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zara (c. 12 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Gürün (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zara, Sivas, Akçadağ (min 5000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNW of Kulucak, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 37.5415° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0621° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNW 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 2015-12-09 09:03:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-09 09:39:36 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 312 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 1.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us20004frw Id of event.
Event Code 20004frw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004frw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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