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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Bitlis in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.3354S, 42.0622WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Bitlis in Turkey. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:22:03 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 08:22:03 / October 23, 2016 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.0622 East, latitude 38.3354 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007g6z. Id of event: us20007g6z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Muş (c. 82 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Bitlis (c. 46 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kulp, Dargeçit, Gevaş (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SSW of Bitlis, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.0622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3354° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW of Bitlis, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-23 08:22:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-23 09:09:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 0.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007g6z Id of event.
Event Code 20007g6z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007g6z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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