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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Hizan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2307S, 42.3432WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hizan in Turkey on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 22:10:42 / May 23, 2018 @ 10:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:10:42 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000eaym. Event ids that are associated: us1000eaym. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.26 km (1 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.3432 East, latitude 38.2307 North, depth = 1.26 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Şırnak (c. 52 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bitlis (c. 46 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kumçatı, Sason, Edremit.

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 one 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km W of Hizan, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 42.3432° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km W of Hizan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-23 22:10:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-20 04:20:25 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 246 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 0.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us1000eaym Id of event.
Event Code 1000eaym An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eaym, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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