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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag was detected near Torbat-e Jam in Iran

Earthquake location 35.8579S, 60.3871WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Torbat-e Jam in Iran on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 60.3871° East, latitude 35.8579° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:39:12 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008ei0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ei0. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 06:09:12 / April 5, 2017 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sarakhs, Mashhad, Torbat-e Jām. Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 miles) from Mashhad (c. 2 307 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Torbat-e Jām (c. 58 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sarakhs (c. 46 500 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 71 km NNW of Torbat-e Jam, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 60.3871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 06:09:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 06:41:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.56 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 655 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 2.754 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008ei0 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ei0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ei0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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