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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Saray in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.5191S, 44.3019WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Saray in Turkey. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70008ui2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ui2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 02:23:13 / April 12, 2020 @ 2:23 am. Exact location, longitude 44.3019° East, latitude 38.5191° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:23:13 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Edremit, Van, . Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 54 km (34 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), 31 km (19 miles) from Özalp (c. 8 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Edremit (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km SE of Saray, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.3019° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2020-04-12 02:23:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-12 02:40:51 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 312 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 0.998 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 66 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 us70008ui2 Id of event.
Event Code 70008ui2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ui2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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