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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Yalova in Turkey

Earthquake location 40.7059S, 29.2114WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yalova in Turkey. 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). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:52:03 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 29.2114° East, latitude 40.7059° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005t3c. Id of event: us70005t3c. Global time and date of event 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 16:52:03 / October 10, 2019 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from İstanbul (c. 11 174 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bursa (c. 1 412 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bağcılar (c. 724 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Üsküdar (c. 582 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Bahçelievler (c. 576 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Umraniye (c. 573 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sapanca, Kandıra, Kavaklı. Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NW of Yalova, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.2114° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.7059° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Yalova, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-10 16:52:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-10 22:11:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 247 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 1.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us70005t3c Id of event.
Event Code 70005t3c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005t3c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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