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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Samsat in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.5798S, 38.4402WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Samsat in Turkey on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 11:07:27 / March 2, 2017 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086gw. Id of event: us100086gw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:07:27 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 38.4402° East, 37.5798° North, depth 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gaziantep, Çermik, Oğuzeli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Gaziantep (c. 1 066 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Şanlıurfa (c. 449 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nizip (c. 82 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from ‘Ayn al ‘Arab (c. 50 000 pop).

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 3 km W of Samsat, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.4402° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5798° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W of Samsat, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-02 11:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 11:30:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.12 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 483 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 1.061 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100086gw Id of event.
Event Code 100086gw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086gw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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