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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 19 km ENE of Borazjan, Iran

Earthquake location 29.36S, 51.39WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Borazjan in Iran. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c70. Id of event: us10004c70. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 19:37:20 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:07:20 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 51.39° East, latitude 29.36° North, depth = 11 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar-e Ganāveh, Nūrābād, Bandar-e Būshehr (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 19 km ENE of Borazjan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 51.39° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.36° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2016-01-07 19:37:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 16:27:22 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10004c70 Id of event.
Event Code 10004c70 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004c70, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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