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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ilam in Iran

Earthquake location 33.5511S, 46.8704WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ilam in Iran on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gkp. Id of event: us10004gkp. Exact location of event, longitude 46.8704 East, latitude 33.5511 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 04:20:21 / January 23, 2016 @ 4:20 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:21 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kermānshāh, Mehrān, Ābdānān (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km ESE of Ilam, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.8704° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ESE of Ilam, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 04:20:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 05:04:05 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 284 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 2.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us10004gkp Id of event.
Event Code 10004gkp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gkp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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