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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 32 km WSW of Elmali, Turkey



Earthquake location 36.6484S, 29.57WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Elmali in Turkey. Event id: us10004gki. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gki. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:00:45 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 29.57 East, latitude 36.6484 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 04:00:45 / January 23, 2016 @ 4:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nikfer, Kemer, Acıpayam. Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Fethiye (c. 60 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Beykonak (c. 30 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Korkuteli (c. 20 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tekirova (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ortaca (c. 19 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Dalaman (c. 19 300 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km WSW of Elmali, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.57° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6484° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km WSW of Elmali, 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 04:00:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 06:19:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10004gki Id of event.
Event Code 10004gki An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gki, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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