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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Saray in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.5411S, 44.3777WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Saray in Turkey on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 44.3777 East, latitude 38.5411 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007rei. Unique identifier: us70007rei. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 18:02:15 / February 16, 2020 @ 6:02 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:32:15 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Başkale (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 21 km ESE of Saray, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.3777° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5411° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ESE of Saray, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-16 18:02:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-16 19:06:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 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 340 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 1.06 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us70007rei Id of event.
Event Code 70007rei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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