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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Sivrice in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.4788S, 39.22WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sivrice in Turkey on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 39.22° East, latitude 38.4788° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:48:53 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 00:48:53 / January 25, 2020 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007fb4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007fb4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kâhta, Yazıhan, Arapgir (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 eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 8 km WNW of Sivrice, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.22° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4788° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Sivrice, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-25 00:48:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 01:07:00 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 0.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us60007fb4 Id of event.
Event Code 60007fb4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007fb4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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