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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Darab in Iran



Earthquake location 28.3518S, 55.2674WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Darab in Iran on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.36 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 20:51:48 / January 22, 2016 @ 8:51 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ghe. Unique identifier: us10004ghe. The temblor was picked up at 00:21:48 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 55.2674° East, latitude 28.3518° North, depth = 28.36 km.

Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Dārāb (c. 63 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dārāb (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 83 km ESE of Darab, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 55.2674° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.3518° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km ESE of Darab, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-22 20:51:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 21:10:46 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 449 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 3.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us10004ghe Id of event.
Event Code 10004ghe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ghe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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