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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Saricakaya in Turkey



Earthquake location 40.0996S, 30.5569WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Saricakaya in Turkey. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 09:11:15 / January 1, 2016 @ 9:11 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004apx. Event ids that are associated: us10004apx. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:11:15 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 30.5569° East, latitude 40.0996° North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Eskişehir (c. 514 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Adapazarı (c. 286 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from İzmit (c. 196 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kütahya (c. 185 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Inegol (c. 134 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Geulzuk (c. 56 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was İzmit, Söğütlü, Kütahya. Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NNE of Saricakaya, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 30.5569° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NNE of Saricakaya, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-01 09:11:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-01 09:29:49 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 271 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 0.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us10004apx Id of event.
Event Code 10004apx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004apx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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