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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 28 km SE of Saray, Turkey

Earthquake location 38.4975S, 44.4325WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Saray in Turkey. Exact location of event, longitude 44.4325 East, latitude 38.4975 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 05:53:01 / February 23, 2020 @ 5:53 am. Id of earthquake: us70007v29. Event ids that are associated: us70007v29. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:01 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Nakhchivan (c. 64 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakhchivan, Culfa, Erciş (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.4325° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4975° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SE 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 2020-02-23 05:53:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 06:12:37 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 500 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 1.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us70007v29 Id of event.
Event Code 70007v29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007v29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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