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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Saray in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.5093S, 44.3147WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Saray in Turkey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:24 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 44.3147° East, 38.5093° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:56:24 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600085yh. Event ids that are associated: us600085yh.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Van, , Başkale (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SE of Saray, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.3147° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 16:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-01 17:48:05 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 284 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 1.006 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 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 us600085yh Id of event.
Event Code 600085yh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600085yh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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