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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Eleskirt in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.9923S, 42.762WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Eleskirt in Turkey. Event id: us20008iwv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iwv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.762 East, latitude 39.9923 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 12:27:36 / February 10, 2017 @ 12:27 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:27:36 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ağrı (c. 92 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kars (c. 77 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kağızman (c. 25 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pasinler (c. 24 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sarıkamış (c. 23 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Diyadin, Pasinler, Karaçoban (min 5000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNE of Eleskirt, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.762° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.9923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Eleskirt, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-10 12:27:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 14:50:34 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 284 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 0.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us20008iwv Id of event.
Event Code 20008iwv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iwv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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