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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Qastal Ma`af in Syria

Earthquake location 35.8884S, 35.5123WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Qastal Ma`af in Syria. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008wkw. Unique identifier: us70008wkw. The temblor was picked up at 09:40:06 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.5123 East, latitude 35.8884 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 07:40:06 / April 15, 2020 @ 7:40 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Latakia (c. 340 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Antakya (c. 210 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from İskenderun (c. 160 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Jablah (c. 65 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Jisr ash Shughūr (c. 39 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bāniyās (c. 39 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Salqīn (c. 31 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was İskenderun, Kafr Takhārīm, Belen (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km W of Qastal Ma`af, Syria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 35.5123° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8884° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km W of Qastal Ma`af, Syria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-15 07:40:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 07:54:55 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 340 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 1.873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us70008wkw Id of event.
Event Code 70008wkw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wkw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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