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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Sivrice in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.4688S, 39.2206WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sivrice in Turkey on Sunday. Event id: us6000d3dd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3dd. Global time and date of event 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 06:37:33 / December 27, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:37:33 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 39.2206° East, 38.4688° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 107 km (66 miles) from Diyarbakır (c. 644 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Karakoçan (c. 29 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tunceli (c. 29 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akçadağ, Diyarbakır, Hani (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km WNW of Sivrice, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.2206° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4688° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km WNW 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 2020-12-27 06:37:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-27 06:52:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 466 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 0.931 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 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d3dd Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3dd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3dd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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