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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 15 km NE of Bahcesaray, Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2323S, 42.9158WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Bahcesaray in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:30:42 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008mku. Id of event: us10008mku. Exact location, longitude 42.9158° East, latitude 38.2323° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:30:42 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Şırnak (c. 52 700 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Erciş, Siirt, Şırnak.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NE of Bahcesaray, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.9158° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Bahcesaray, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-01 16:30:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-01 18:19:18 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 0.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10008mku Id of event.
Event Code 10008mku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008mku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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