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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Behram in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.5383S, 26.1224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Behram in Turkey. Global time and date of event 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 01:55:14 / February 23, 2017 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 26.1224° East, latitude 39.5383° North, depth = 3.14 km. Id of earthquake: us20008lng. Event ids that are associated: us20008lng. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:55:14 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.14 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mýrina, Çan, Dikili. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ezine (c. 15 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km WNW of Behram, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1224° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5383° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WNW of Behram, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-23 01:55:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 19:07:31 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 326 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 1.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us20008lng Id of event.
Event Code 20008lng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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