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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 34 km ENE of Ahvaz, Iran

Earthquake location 31.4937S, 48.9745WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ahvaz in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 48.9745 East, latitude 31.4937 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:48 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yv3. Id of event: us20009yv3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 07:42:48 / July 21, 2017 @ 7:42 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shādegān, Rāmshīr, Sūsangerd. Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Ahvaz (c. 841 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Masjed Soleymān (c. 111 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Shūshtar (c. 77 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sūsangerd (c. 41 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Rāmhormoz (c. 38 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Shādegān (c. 37 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rāmshīr (c. 19 500 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km ENE of Ahvaz, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.9745° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.4937° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km ENE of Ahvaz, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-21 07:42:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 08:00:27 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 340 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 5.058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20009yv3 Id of event.
Event Code 20009yv3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yv3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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