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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ortaca in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.1154S, 28.7954WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ortaca in Turkey on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 28.7954 East, latitude 37.1154 North, depth = 6.02 km. Id of earthquake: us7000dje3. Event ids that are associated: us7000dje3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.02 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/21 / 2021-03-15 01:55:48 / March 15, 2021 @ 1:55 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:55:48 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Denizli (c. 313 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fethiye (c. 60 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yenipazar, Buharkent, Kuyucak (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 30 km N of Ortaca, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.7954° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1154° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km N of Ortaca, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-15 01:55:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-15 02:16:38 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 298 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 0.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us7000dje3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000dje3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dje3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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