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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 20 km S of Kale, Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2318S, 38.7294WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kale in Turkey. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 38.7294° East, 38.2318° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 08:21:15 / January 25, 2020 @ 8:21 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:21:15 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007j4f. Unique identifier: us70007j4f.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arapgir, Ergani, Pertek (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km S of Kale, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.7294° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Kale, 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 08:21:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-12 11:35:20 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 0.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us70007j4f Id of event.
Event Code 70007j4f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007j4f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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