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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kurtalan in Turkey

Earthquake location 37.9598S, 41.7322WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kurtalan in Turkey. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 41.7322 East, latitude 37.9598 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000cmfa. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmfa. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:45:20 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 05:45:20 / December 3, 2020 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Silopi, Akarsu, Bismil (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Batman (c. 382 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Siirt (c. 114 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Muş (c. 82 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cizre (c. 81 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Midyat (c. 76 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Silopi (c. 74 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Bismil (c. 74 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km NE of Kurtalan, Turkey. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 41.7322° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.9598° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km NE of Kurtalan, Turkey Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-03 05:45:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 06:02:06 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 385 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us7000cmfa Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmfa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmfa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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