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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Saray in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.4692S, 44.3669WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Saray in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:30:31 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70007v9g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v9g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:00:31 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm. Exact location, longitude 44.3669° East, latitude 38.4692° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 119 km (74 miles) from Orūmīyeh (c. 577 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Hakkari (c. 77 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doğubayazıt, Nakhchivan, Culfa (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.3669° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4692° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 16:00:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 16:21:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.919 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 650 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 1.039 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 19 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 us70007v9g Id of event.
Event Code 70007v9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007v9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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