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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Sivrice in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.4407S, 39.2199WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sivrice in Turkey on Saturday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:09:20 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 39.2199° East, 38.4407° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 11:09:20 / December 26, 2020 @ 11:09 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000d36n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d36n.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arapgir, Karakoçan, Kâhta. Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km W of Sivrice, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.2199° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km W of Sivrice, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-26 11:09:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-26 11:23:19 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 259 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d36n Id of event.
Event Code 6000d36n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d36n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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