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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Yatagan in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.2512S, 27.9998WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Yatagan in Turkey on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60003sex. Unique identifier: us60003sex. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:07:12 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.9998 East, latitude 37.2512 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 12:07:12 / May 26, 2019 @ 12:07 pm.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nazilli (c. 119 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tire (c. 47 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kálymnos, Tire, Selçuk (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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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 SW of Yatagan, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.9998° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2512° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW of Yatagan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-26 12:07:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-01 08:21:45 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 312 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 1.04 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us60003sex Id of event.
Event Code 60003sex An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003sex, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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