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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Behram in Turkey

Earthquake location 39.5556S, 26.1827WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Behram in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 01:38:03 / February 8, 2017 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 26.1827 East, latitude 39.5556 North, depth = 5.1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008idh. Unique identifier: us20008idh. The temblor was reported at 03:38:03 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5.1 km (3 miles).

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mýrina, Bergama, Lâpseki.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 14 km WNW of Behram, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1827° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of Behram, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-08 01:38:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 02:11:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 370 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 1.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us20008idh Id of event.
Event Code 20008idh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008idh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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