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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hekimhan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.7376S, 38.0875WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hekimhan in Turkey. Unique identifier: us2000kce6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000kce6. The temblor was detected at 19:38:21 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 17:38:21 / April 8, 2019 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 38.0875° East, 38.7376° North, depth 10 km. 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). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Hekimhan (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sincik, Kangal, Çelikhan.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 16 km ESE of Hekimhan, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.0875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE of Hekimhan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-08 17:38:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-07 19:26:57 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 271 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 1.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us2000kce6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000kce6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kce6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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