Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Gokbudak in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.9245S, 42.6173WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Gokbudak in Turkey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:49 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 42.6173 East, latitude 37.9245 North, depth = 28.27 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 07:53:49 / January 23, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gl4. Event ids that are associated: us10004gl4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.27 km (18 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahlat, İdil, Van (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Zaxo (c. 95 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cizre (c. 81 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Silopi (c. 74 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel it?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NW of Gokbudak, Turkey.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.6173° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NW of Gokbudak, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 07:53:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 08:14:36 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 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 0.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us10004gl4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gl4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gl4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply