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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 5 km NE of Otlukbeli, Turkey

Earthquake location 40.0121S, 40.0685WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Otlukbeli in Turkey on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:05:51 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 40.0685° East, 40.0121° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 09:05:51 / March 3, 2018 @ 9:05 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000dblq. Event ids that are associated: us2000dblq.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dernekpazarı, Ilıca, Köprübaşı (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Gumushkhane (c. 32 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Bayburt (c. 31 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kelkit (c. 23 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Aşkale (c. 15 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km NE of Otlukbeli, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.0685° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0121° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Otlukbeli, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-03 09:05:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 09:29:05 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 0.329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us2000dblq Id of event.
Event Code 2000dblq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dblq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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