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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Gorgan in Iran



Earthquake location 36.8274S, 54.8089WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Gorgan in Iran on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 54.8089° East, latitude 36.8274° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 22:29:50 / December 2, 2016 @ 10:29 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:59:50 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007eif. Unique identifier: us10007eif. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shahrud (c. 131 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gonbad-e Kāvūs (c. 131 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dāmghān (c. 67 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Āzādshahr (c. 47 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kalāleh (c. 33 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalāleh, Dāmghān, Āq Qāyeh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 33 km E of Gorgan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.8089° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8274° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km E of Gorgan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-02 22:29:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 05:25:03 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 246 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 2.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10007eif Id of event.
Event Code 10007eif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007eif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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