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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Kale in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2572S, 38.6898WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kale in Turkey on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.99 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 16:40:33 / February 16, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:40:33 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 38.6898 East, latitude 38.2572 North, depth = 6.99 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007rd4. Unique identifier: us70007rd4.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arapgir, Pertek, Tut. Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Çermik (c. 21 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

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 twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 18 km SSW of Kale, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.6898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2572° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SSW 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 2020-02-16 16:40:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-16 17:16:58 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 246 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 0.879 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us70007rd4 Id of event.
Event Code 70007rd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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