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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Sincik in Turkey

Earthquake location 38.2076S, 38.7071WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sincik in Turkey on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 09:37:37 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 38.7071° East, 38.2076° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000b930. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b930. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 09:37:37 / August 4, 2020 @ 9:37 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Darende, Kale, Hozat (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Malatya (c. 441 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Elazığ (c. 298 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Adıyaman (c. 223 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Siverek (c. 175 300 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Kâhta (c. 73 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ergani (c. 52 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Besni (c. 41 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Gölbaşı (c. 28 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 20 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.7071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km NNE of Sincik, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-04 09:37:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-04 09:59:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.376 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 0.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b930 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b930 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b930, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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