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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Gazipasa in Turkey

Earthquake location 35.7435S, 31.7412WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Gazipasa in Turkey on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 13:25:17 / March 22, 2016 @ 1:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.45 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 31.7412 East, latitude 35.7435 North, depth = 60.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:25:17 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005bpy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bpy.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Alanya (c. 113 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mahmutlar (c. 24 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Gazipaşa (c. 18 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Türkler (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Payallar (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Payallar, Türkler, Alanya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km SW of Gazipasa, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 31.7412° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7435° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km SW of Gazipasa, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-22 13:25:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-22 15:01:16 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 312 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 1.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us20005bpy Id of event.
Event Code 20005bpy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bpy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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