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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Yazihan in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.6761S, 38.0419WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yazihan in Turkey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:51:10 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000jjmp. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjmp. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 05:51:10 / March 21, 2019 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 38.0419 East, latitude 38.6761 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Elbistan (c. 80 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Darende (c. 20 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Baskil (c. 15 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Doğanşehir (c. 14 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Akçadağ (c. 14 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elbistan, Sincik, Kangal (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km NW of Yazihan, Turkey. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.0419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW of Yazihan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-21 05:51:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-21 07:24:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 1.639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us1000jjmp Id of event.
Event Code 1000jjmp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jjmp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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