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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ceyhan in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.0066S, 35.8887WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ceyhan in Turkey on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 00:33:24 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 21:33:24 / March 31, 2016 @ 9:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.06 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.8887 East, latitude 37.0066 North, depth = 20.06 km. Event id: us20005dru. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dru.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antakya, Kastal, Tarsus. Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Adana (c. 1 249 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tarsus (c. 256 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Antakya (c. 210 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Osmaniye (c. 202 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from İskenderun (c. 160 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Ceyhan (c. 96 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km ESE of Ceyhan, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 35.8887° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of Ceyhan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-31 21:33:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-31 22:30:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 285 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 1.842 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us20005dru Id of event.
Event Code 20005dru An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dru, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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