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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 25 km WSW of Behbahan, Iran

Earthquake location 30.5024S, 50.0033WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Behbahan in Iran. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:07:30 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 37.77 km, 50.0033° East, 30.5024° North. Event id: us10004esl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004esl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.77 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 03:37:30 / January 15, 2016 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Rāmshīr (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dogonbadan, Rāmshīr, Dehdasht. Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 25 km WSW of Behbahan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.0033° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5024° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WSW of Behbahan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-15 03:37:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 04:18:34 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 259 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 6.374 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004esl Id of event.
Event Code 10004esl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004esl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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