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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Borujen in Iran

Earthquake location 31.7437S, 50.8612WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Borujen in Iran on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20006epk. Event ids that are associated: us20006epk. Global time and date of event 14/07/16 / 2016-07-14 17:18:17 / July 14, 2016 @ 5:18 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:48:17 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 50.8612 East, latitude 31.7437 North, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Semīrom, Shahrekord, Fārsān (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Borūjen (c. 52 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Semīrom (c. 27 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 47 km WSW of Borujen, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.8612° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.7437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km WSW 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 2016-07-14 17:18:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-14 18:03:39 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 340 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 5.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20006epk Id of event.
Event Code 20006epk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006epk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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