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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Bojnurd in Iran



Earthquake location 37.5395S, 57.5482WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 17:52:03 / May 24, 2016 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.1 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:22:03 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 57.5482 East, latitude 37.5395 North, depth = 27.1 km. Event id: us10005jn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jn8.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baharly, Qūchān, Annau (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Qūchān (c. 111 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Annau (c. 27 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Baharly (c. 23 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 20 km ENE of Bojnurd, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.5482° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ENE of Bojnurd, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-24 17:52:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 17:15:33 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 354 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 0.595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10005jn8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005jn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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