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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Doganyol in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.3461S, 39.125WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Doganyol in Turkey on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 18:30:11 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 16:30:11 / January 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. 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). Id of earthquake: us60007fs4. Event ids that are associated: us60007fs4. Exact location of event, longitude 39.125 East, latitude 38.3461 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karakoçan, Samsat, Akçadağ.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km ENE of Doganyol, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3461° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE of Doganyol, 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 16:30:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 16:44:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 400 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 0.968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us60007fs4 Id of event.
Event Code 60007fs4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007fs4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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