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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Borujen in Iran



Earthquake location 31.6276S, 50.9422WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Borujen in Iran. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 00:33:36 / April 26, 2016 @ 12:33 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 50.9422° East, 31.6276° North. Id of earthquake: us10005bjk. Event ids that are associated: us10005bjk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:03:36 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fārsān, Shahrekord, Farrokh Shahr (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Borūjen (c. 52 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Semīrom (c. 27 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 49 km SW of Borujen, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.9422° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.6276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SW of Borujen, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-26 00:33:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-26 00:55:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 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 326 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 6.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us10005bjk Id of event.
Event Code 10005bjk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bjk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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