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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Diyadin in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.665S, 43.8006WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Diyadin in Turkey. Global time and date of event 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 05:57:02 / March 12, 2021 @ 5:57 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:57:02 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 43.8006° East, latitude 39.665° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000dibd. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dibd.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashtarak, Yerevan, Vedi. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Yerevan (c. 1 093 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ağrı (c. 92 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Erciş (c. 91 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Iğdır (c. 75 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Doğubayazıt (c. 70 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ejmiatsin (c. 49 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Armenia (c. 2 968 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 17 km NE of Diyadin, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 43.8006° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km NE of Diyadin, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-12 05:57:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 08:15:12 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 0.869 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us7000dibd Id of event.
Event Code 7000dibd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dibd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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