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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 27 km ESE of Caldiran, Turkey

Earthquake location 39.023S, 44.1911WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Caldiran in Turkey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:45:17 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 06:15:17 / July 21, 2018 @ 6:15 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000gagp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gagp. Exact location of event, longitude 44.1911 East, latitude 39.023 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Diyadin (c. 18 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Van, Khvoy, .

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 27 km ESE of Caldiran, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.1911° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km ESE of Caldiran, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-21 06:15:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-21 12:29:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 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 284 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 1.201 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 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 us2000gagp Id of event.
Event Code 2000gagp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gagp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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