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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Saruhanli in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.6627S, 27.663WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Saruhanli in Turkey on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10008jiy. Event ids that are associated: us10008jiy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 14:12:22 / April 21, 2017 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:12:22 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 27.663° East, latitude 38.6627° North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Manisa (c. 244 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nazilli (c. 119 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Turgutlu (c. 103 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salihli (c. 88 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarıgöl, Nazilli, Koçarlı.

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SE of Saruhanli, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of Saruhanli, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 14:12:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-21 15:12:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 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 373 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 0.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 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 us10008jiy Id of event.
Event Code 10008jiy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jiy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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