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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Firuzabad in Iran



Earthquake location 28.4962S, 52.6327WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Firuzabad in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.58 km (20 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 17:21:51 / April 27, 2017 @ 5:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 52.6327° East, 28.4962° North, depth 32.58 km. The temblor was reported at 20:51:51 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008lcg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lcg.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Akbarābād (c. 98 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fīrūzābād (c. 66 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Akbarābād, Fīrūzābād (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km S of Firuzabad, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.6327° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.4962° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S of Firuzabad, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-27 17:21:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 18:20:08 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 271 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 4.765 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 70 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 us10008lcg Id of event.
Event Code 10008lcg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lcg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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