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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Omidiyeh in Iran

Earthquake location 30.934S, 49.8519WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Omidiyeh in Iran on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.94 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:16:33 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 13:46:33 / October 14, 2016 @ 1:46 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007flf. Unique identifier: us20007flf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 49.8519 East, latitude 30.934 North, depth = 41.94 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dehdasht, Behbahān, Rāmhormoz. Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rāmhormoz (c. 38 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Rāmshīr (c. 19 500 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NE of Omidiyeh, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 49.8519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NE of Omidiyeh, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-14 13:46:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-28 07:15:50 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 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 8.192 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 80 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 us20007flf Id of event.
Event Code 20007flf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007flf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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