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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 16 km ENE of Pulumer, Turkey

Earthquake location 39.5409S, 40.074WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pulumer in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009mzz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mzz. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 03:21:13 / May 22, 2020 @ 3:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:13 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 40.074 East, latitude 39.5409 North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Erzincan (c. 114 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bingöl (c. 80 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Cimin (c. 39 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayburt (c. 31 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kovancılar, Hozat, Karlıova.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km ENE of Pulumer, Turkey.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 40.074° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5409° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Pulumer, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-22 03:21:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 03:37:18 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 284 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 0.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us70009mzz Id of event.
Event Code 70009mzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009mzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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