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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Sincik in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.1859S, 38.6858WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Sincik in Turkey on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 12:39:02 / September 8, 2020 @ 12:39 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjq1. Unique identifier: us7000bjq1. Exact location of event, longitude 38.6858 East, latitude 38.1859 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:39:02 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bozova, Besni, Tut (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Besni (c. 41 900 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.6858° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-08 12:39:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-12 06:12:26 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 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 0.946 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us7000bjq1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bjq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bjq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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