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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Ahar in Iran



Earthquake location 38.0055S, 47.2379WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ahar in Iran on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 23:14:51 / August 27, 2017 @ 11:14 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:44:51 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 47.2379 East, latitude 38.0055 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000acc8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acc8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ardabīl, Tabrīz, Hashtrūd (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tabrīz (c. 1 424 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ardabīl (c. 410 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ahar (c. 94 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hashtrūd (c. 16 900 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 occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 54 km SSE of Ahar, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.2379° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE of Ahar, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-27 23:14:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 23:37:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 385 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 2.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us2000acc8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000acc8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000acc8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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