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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Samsat in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.4931S, 38.5857WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Samsat in Turkey. Exact location, longitude 38.5857° East, latitude 37.4931° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000add6. Id of event: us6000add6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/20 / 2020-06-17 08:47:15 / June 17, 2020 @ 8:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:47:15 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Syria (c. 22 198 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Şanlıurfa (c. 449 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nizip (c. 82 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from ‘Ayn al ‘Arab (c. 50 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Akçakale, Yavuzeli, Doğanşehir (min 5000 pop).

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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km SE of Samsat, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.5857° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km SE of Samsat, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-17 08:47:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-17 14:05:11 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 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 1.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us6000add6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000add6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000add6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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