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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Begendik in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.9745S, 42.7579WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Begendik in Turkey. Id of earthquake: us700090xk. Event ids that are associated: us700090xk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 42.7579 East, latitude 37.9745 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:48:31 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/04/20 / 2020-04-21 09:48:31 / April 21, 2020 @ 9:48 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Van (c. 371 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zaxo (c. 95 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Cizre (c. 81 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Silopi (c. 74 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tatvan (c. 73 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kurtalan, Güroymak, Adilcevaz. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

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. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 9 km E of Begendik, 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 42.7579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9745° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Begendik, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-21 09:48:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-24 09:01:34 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 271 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 0.412 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us700090xk Id of event.
Event Code 700090xk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700090xk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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