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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Bojnurd in Iran

Earthquake location 37.5927S, 57.5252WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20006ej9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006ej9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/07/16 / 2016-07-14 08:35:42 / July 14, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:05:42 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 57.5252° East, 37.5927° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Annau, Ashgabat, Abadan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Annau (c. 27 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NE of Bojnurd, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.5252° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5927° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE 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 2016-07-14 08:35:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-14 08:56:31 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 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 0.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us20006ej9 Id of event.
Event Code 20006ej9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006ej9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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