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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Doğanyol in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2706S, 38.8458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Doğanyol in Turkey. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 13:10:19 / August 4, 2020 @ 1:10 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b95q. Id of event: us6000b95q. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 38.8458 East, latitude 38.2706 North, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:10:19 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Doğanşehir, Samsat, Ergani (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 16 km WSW of Doğanyol, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.8458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2706° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km WSW of Doğanyol, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-04 13:10:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-04 13:36:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 246 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 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us6000b95q Id of event.
Event Code 6000b95q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b95q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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