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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Baskale in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2894S, 44.2135WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Baskale in Turkey on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.2135 East, latitude 38.2894 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:42:32 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 13:42:32 / February 25, 2020 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us600089bi. Ids that are associated to the event: us600089bi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hakkari (c. 77 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hakkari, Edremit, Yüksekova.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km NNE of Baskale, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.2135° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NNE of Baskale, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-25 13:42:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-04 16:14:55 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 259 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 0.908 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us600089bi Id of event.
Event Code 600089bi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089bi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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