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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 55 km SW of Farsan, Iran



Earthquake location 31.8603S, 50.198WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Farsan in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 50.198 East, latitude 31.8603 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10003pxl. Event ids that are associated: us10003pxl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 15:42:22 / October 20, 2015 @ 3:42 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:12:22 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Farrokh Shahr, Rāmhormoz, Masjed Soleymān (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Masjed Soleymān (c. 111 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rāmhormoz (c. 38 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 has occurred nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km SW of Farsan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.8603° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SW of Farsan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-20 15:42:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-20 18:09:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 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 354 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 8.511 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us10003pxl Id of event.
Event Code 10003pxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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