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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 13 km NW of Yazıhan, Turkey

Earthquake location 38.6595S, 38.0497WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yazıhan in Turkey. The temblor was reported at 06:54:05 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 38.0497 East, latitude 38.6595 North, depth = 1.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.12 km (1 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpq0. Id of event: us7000bpq0. Global time and date of event 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 06:54:05 / September 18, 2020 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elbistan, Kangal, Sincik (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop).

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

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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: 13 km NW of Yazıhan, 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 38.0497° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km NW of Yazıhan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-18 06:54:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-18 07:08:24 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 0.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us7000bpq0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpq0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpq0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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