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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Eceabat in Turkey

Earthquake location 40.2414S, 26.2947WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Eceabat in Turkey on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/15 / 2015-07-24 06:54:10 / July 24, 2015 @ 6:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2947 East, latitude 40.2414 North, depth = 2.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:54:10 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.85 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20002zs8. Event ids that are associated: us20002zs8.

Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Alexandroúpoli (c. 53 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Keşan (c. 44 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Biga (c. 30 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Malkara (c. 27 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malkara, Altınoluk, Biga. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 8 km NW of Eceabat, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.2947° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW of Eceabat, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-24 06:54:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-24 07:17:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us20002zs8 Id of event.
Event Code 20002zs8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002zs8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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