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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Yedisu in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.3123S, 40.5488WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yedisu in Turkey on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 02:09:36 / January 1, 2019 @ 2:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:09:36 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 40.5488 East, latitude 39.3123 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izk9. Id of event: us2000izk9.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Erzurum, Arıcak, Tekman. Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Erzurum (c. 420 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kovancılar (c. 23 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 13 km S of Yedisu, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.5488° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3123° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Yedisu, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-01 02:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-01 03:28:05 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 259 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 1.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 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 us2000izk9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000izk9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000izk9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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