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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Sumbas in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.4578S, 36.1208WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sumbas in Turkey. The temblor was detected at 12:35:33 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008g0e. Event ids that are associated: us60008g0e. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 36.1208 East, latitude 37.4578 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 10:35:33 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:35 am. 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).

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Adana (c. 1 249 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kahramanmaraş (c. 376 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Osmaniye (c. 202 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ceyhan (c. 96 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kozan (c. 88 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Kadirli (c. 70 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Denizciler, Tufanbeyli, Adana.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 8 km E of Sumbas, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 36.1208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E of Sumbas, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-15 10:35:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 11:04:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 0.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us60008g0e Id of event.
Event Code 60008g0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008g0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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