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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Gorgan in Iran

Earthquake location 37.143S, 54.4516WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Gorgan in Iran. Unique identifier: us20008tvb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008tvb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 19:53:32 / March 22, 2017 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:23:32 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.37 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 54.4516° East, latitude 37.143° North, depth = 30.37 km.

Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gonbad-e Kāvūs, Āzādshahr, Āq Qāyeh (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gonbad-e Kāvūs (c. 131 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Āzādshahr (c. 47 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Āq Qāyeh (c. 5 100 pop).

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. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 33 km N of Gorgan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.4516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.143° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km N 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 2017-03-22 19:53:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-22 20:56:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 259 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 3.017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us20008tvb Id of event.
Event Code 20008tvb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tvb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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