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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near southern Iran

Earthquake location 29.6801S, 51.4836WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes southern Iran kilometers (0 miles) from southern Iran on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 22:58:33 / January 20, 2017 @ 10:58 pm. Exact location, longitude 51.4836° East, latitude 29.6801° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007uj7. Event ids that are associated: us10007uj7. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:33 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Ganāveh, Borāzjān, Nūrābād (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: southern Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 51.4836° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.6801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southern Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-20 22:58:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-20 23:16:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 6.313 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us10007uj7 Id of event.
Event Code 10007uj7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007uj7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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