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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Yazihan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.696S, 38.0818WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Yazihan in Turkey. Exact location of event, longitude 38.0818 East, latitude 38.696 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jl8f. Id of event: us1000jl8f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/03/19 / 2019-03-25 11:29:26 / March 25, 2019 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:29:26 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elbistan, Doğanyol, Sincik. Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 14 km NW of Yazihan, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.0818° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Yazihan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-25 11:29:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-29 07:01:08 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 326 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 1.67 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000jl8f Id of event.
Event Code 1000jl8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jl8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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