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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Behbahan in Iran

Earthquake location 30.5641S, 50.3809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Behbahan in Iran on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 14:20:53 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.08 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 10:50:53 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rxq. Unique identifier: us10006rxq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 50.3809 East, latitude 30.5641 North, depth = 33.08 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Omīdīyeh, Aghajari, Dogonbadan (min 5000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 13 km ESE of Behbahan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.3809° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.5641° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE of Behbahan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 10:50:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 11:39:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 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 326 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 7.61 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us10006rxq Id of event.
Event Code 10006rxq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rxq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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