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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Borazjan in Iran

Earthquake location 29.3126S, 51.2966WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Borazjan in Iran on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.19 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:47:30 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 51.2966° East, latitude 29.3126° North, depth = 18.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 01:17:30 / October 11, 2015 @ 1:17 am. Id of earthquake: us10003mry. Event ids that are associated: us10003mry.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nūrābād, Bandar-e Ganāveh, Bandar-e Būshehr (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 9 km ENE of Borazjan, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 51.2966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.3126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of Borazjan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-11 01:17:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-11 01:49:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 6.167 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10003mry Id of event.
Event Code 10003mry An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mry, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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