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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 14 km SW of Khvoy, Iran

Earthquake location 38.476S, 44.821WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Khvoy in Iran on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 44.821° East, latitude 38.476° North, depth = 6.3 km. Id of earthquake: us200065xw. Event ids that are associated: us200065xw. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.3 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:17:04 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/06/16 / 2016-06-22 10:47:04 / June 22, 2016 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culfa, Başkale, Marand (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Marand (c. 124 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Başkale (c. 14 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Culfa (c. 10 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km SW of Khvoy, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.821° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 10:47:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-22 05:34:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us200065xw Id of event.
Event Code 200065xw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200065xw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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