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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Selendi in Turkey



Earthquake location 38.7566S, 29.072WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Selendi in Turkey. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ji3. Unique identifier: us10008ji3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 29.072° East, 38.7566° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 13:09:22 / April 21, 2017 @ 1:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:09:22 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ahmetli, Sincanlı, Gölmarmara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Uşak (c. 152 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Salihli (c. 88 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tavşanlı (c. 52 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alaşehir (c. 48 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Simav (c. 34 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kula (c. 31 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Emet (c. 23 800 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km E of Selendi, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km E of Selendi, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 13:09:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-21 13:24:50 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 5.4 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 386 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 0.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10008ji3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ji3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ji3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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