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

Earthquake location 38.2637S, 40.9318WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Altinkum in Turkey on Monday. Id of earthquake: us600053zz. Event ids that are associated: us600053zz. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:28 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 40.9318 East, latitude 38.2637 North, depth = 8.02 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/19 / 2019-08-12 13:34:28 / August 12, 2019 @ 1:34 pm. 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 8.02 km (5 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Korkut, Çavuşlu, Gerdzhyush. Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Diyarbakır (c. 644 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Batman (c. 382 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Muş (c. 82 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bismil (c. 74 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Silvan (c. 66 000 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km W of Altinkum, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.9318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2637° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km W of Altinkum, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-12 13:34:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-12 14:07:57 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 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 0.91 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us600053zz Id of event.
Event Code 600053zz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600053zz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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