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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 45 km S of Farsan, Iran

Earthquake location 31.8494S, 50.4844WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Farsan in Iran on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/16 / 2016-07-06 18:46:24 / July 6, 2016 @ 6:46 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 50.4844° East, 31.8494° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100061el. Id of event: us100061el. The temblor was detected at 23:16:24 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borūjen, Farrokh Shahr, Shahrekord (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Borūjen (c. 52 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 45 km S of Farsan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.4844° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.8494° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km S of Farsan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-06 18:46:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-06 19:21:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 5.628 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us100061el Id of event.
Event Code 100061el An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100061el, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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