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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Aleshtar in Iran

Earthquake location 33.9219S, 48.3816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Aleshtar in Iran on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a212. Event ids that are associated: us2000a212. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 01:04:19 / July 28, 2017 @ 1:04 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 48.3816° East, 33.9219° North. The temblor was detected at 04:34:19 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Asadābād, Hamadān, Āzādshahr. Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Hamadān (c. 528 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Āzādshahr (c. 514 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Khorramābād (c. 329 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Borūjerd (c. 252 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Malāyer (c. 176 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Nahāvand (c. 76 300 pop).

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 12 km ENE of Aleshtar, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.3816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Aleshtar, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-28 01:04:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 01:21:28 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 354 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 2.941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us2000a212 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a212 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a212, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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