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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Milas in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.0852S, 27.725WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Milas in Turkey on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us2000a7sd. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7sd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:28:15 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 27.725 East, latitude 37.0852 North, depth = 9.41 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 12:28:15 / August 13, 2017 @ 12:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.41 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Faliraki, Yenipazar, Köşk. 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 six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km SSW of Milas, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0852° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSW of Milas, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-13 12:28:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-25 06:46:31 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 298 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 0.926 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us2000a7sd Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7sd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7sd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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