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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Alacakaya in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.5775S, 39.7759WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Alacakaya in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 39.7759° East, latitude 38.5775° North, depth = 7.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008tb9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tb9. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 14:39:46 / March 20, 2017 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.44 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:39:46 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Diyarbakır (c. 644 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hazro, Keban, Diyarbakır. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 NNW of Alacakaya, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.7759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5775° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Alacakaya, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 14:39:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 16:07:36 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 312 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 1.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20008tb9 Id of event.
Event Code 20008tb9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tb9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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