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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Torbat-e Jam in Iran



Earthquake location 35.848S, 60.4064WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Torbat-e Jam in Iran on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:25 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008er2. Event ids that are associated: us10008er2. Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 20:07:25 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 60.4064 East, latitude 35.848 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarakhs, Mashhad, Torbat-e Jām. Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Mashhad (c. 2 307 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Torbat-e Jām (c. 58 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sarakhs (c. 46 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km NNW of Torbat-e Jam, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 60.4064° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km NNW of Torbat-e Jam, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-05 20:07:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 20:27:14 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 3.8 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 401 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 2.771 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10008er2 Id of event.
Event Code 10008er2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008er2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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