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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Dursunbey in Turkey



Earthquake location 39.4456S, 28.499WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Dursunbey in Turkey. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 14:11:25 / April 20, 2017 @ 2:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10008n4v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n4v. Exact location of event, longitude 28.499 East, latitude 39.4456 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:11:25 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Balıkesir (c. 238 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mustafakemalpaşa (c. 101 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Akhisar (c. 84 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soma (c. 65 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tavşanlı (c. 52 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Karacabey (c. 44 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gediz, İvrindi, Tavşanlı (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 19 km SW of Dursunbey, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.499° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.4456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SW of Dursunbey, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-20 14:11:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 17:38:07 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 271 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 0.954 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us10008n4v Id of event.
Event Code 10008n4v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008n4v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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