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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 7 km SW of Mecidiye, Turkey



Earthquake location 39.5584S, 34.3468WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Mecidiye in Turkey. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 34.3468° East, 39.5584° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 17:40:49 / January 10, 2016 @ 5:40 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dbv. Unique identifier: us10004dbv. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:40:49 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aydıncık, Saraykent, Kalecik (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kırıkkale (c. 211 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kırşehir (c. 94 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yozgat (c. 87 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sorgun (c. 62 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Keskin (c. 49 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Şereflikoçhisar (c. 44 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sungurlu (c. 37 500 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SW of Mecidiye, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.3468° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Mecidiye, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-10 17:40:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 18:04:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 371 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 0.571 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 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 us10004dbv Id of event.
Event Code 10004dbv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dbv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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