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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Khvoy in Iran

Earthquake location 38.4788S, 44.8588WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Khvoy in Iran on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us2000660w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000660w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:27:00 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/06/16 / 2016-06-22 16:57:00 / June 22, 2016 @ 4:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 44.8588° East, 38.4788° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaycı, Başkale, Culfa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Marand (c. 124 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Culfa (c. 10 800 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 11 km SW of Khvoy, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.8588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4788° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Khvoy, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-22 16:57:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-22 22:27:58 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 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 1.424 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us2000660w Id of event.
Event Code 2000660w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000660w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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