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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Do Gonbadan in Iran

Earthquake location 30.3737S, 50.6045WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Do Gonbadan in Iran. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008myr. Id of event: us20008myr. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 50.6045° East, 30.3737° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 16:29:24 / February 28, 2017 @ 4:29 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:59:24 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nūrābād, Bandar-e Ganāveh, Aghajari (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km W of Do Gonbadan, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 50.6045° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.3737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W of Do Gonbadan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-28 16:29:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 17:04:54 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 284 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 7.34 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us20008myr Id of event.
Event Code 20008myr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008myr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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