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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Hekimhan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.7613S, 37.8137WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hekimhan in Turkey. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:21:18 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 37.8137 East, latitude 38.7613 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004wk1. Event ids that are associated: us20004wk1. Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 14:21:18 / February 2, 2016 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baskil, Çelikhan, Elbistan (min 5000 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 11 km WSW of Hekimhan, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 37.8137° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WSW of Hekimhan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-02 14:21:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 17:09:32 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 1.539 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20004wk1 Id of event.
Event Code 20004wk1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wk1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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