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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Van in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.6408S, 43.1956WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Van in Turkey on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 43.1956° East, 38.6408° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 20:16:51 / February 17, 2020 @ 8:16 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:16:51 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007ua3. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007ua3.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Patnos (c. 87 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ahlat (c. 64 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adilcevaz (c. 52 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hizan, Tatvan, Malazgirt (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 23 km NW of Van, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.1956° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6408° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of Van, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-17 20:16:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-26 20:15:37 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 0.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us70007ua3 Id of event.
Event Code 70007ua3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007ua3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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