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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Baklan in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.948S, 29.6968WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Baklan in Turkey on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 29.6968° East, latitude 37.948° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/08/19 / 2019-08-08 11:25:31 / August 8, 2019 @ 11:25 am. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:25:31 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000529r. Id of event: us6000529r.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Işıklar, Gelendost, Afyonkarahisar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Denizli (c. 313 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Isparta (c. 172 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Uşak (c. 152 900 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Afyonkarahisar (c. 146 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Burdur (c. 66 200 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Alaşehir (c. 48 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sandıklı (c. 43 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Dinar (c. 35 400 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 8 km ESE of Baklan, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.6968° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Baklan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-08 11:25:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-08 11:43:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.562 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 522 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 0.651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000529r Id of event.
Event Code 6000529r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000529r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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