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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Avsallar in Turkey

Earthquake location 36.0118S, 31.3375WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Avsallar in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 31.3375° East, latitude 36.0118° North, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us1000g76k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g76k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 13:42:22 / August 12, 2018 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:42:22 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Alanya (c. 113 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Manavgat (c. 99 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mahmutlar (c. 24 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tekirova (c. 20 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gazipaşa (c. 18 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Avsallar (c. 12 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gazipaşa, Tekirova, Manavgat (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 77 km SSW of Avsallar, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 31.3375° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.0118° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SSW of Avsallar, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 13:42:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 14:34:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 285 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 1.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us1000g76k Id of event.
Event Code 1000g76k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g76k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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