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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Yazihan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.6272S, 38.0114WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yazihan in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:07:05 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 38.0114 East, latitude 38.6272 North, depth = 7.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006ebd. Unique identifier: us10006ebd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 01:07:05 / August 17, 2016 @ 1:07 am.

Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kangal, Elbistan, Sincik.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five 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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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: 15 km WNW of Yazihan, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.0114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW of Yazihan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-17 01:07:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-17 02:16:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 246 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 1.707 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 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 us10006ebd Id of event.
Event Code 10006ebd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ebd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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