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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Mehriz in Iran

Earthquake location 31.1269S, 54.8481WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mehriz in Iran on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 14:37:18 / October 18, 2017 @ 2:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:07:18 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000atqg. Id of event: us1000atqg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 54.8481 East, latitude 31.1269 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Yazd (c. 477 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mahrīz (c. 36 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bāfq (c. 31 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Taft (c. 19 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yazd, Taft, Bāfq (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SE of Mehriz, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.8481° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.1269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SE of Mehriz, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-18 14:37:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-18 15:02:51 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 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 6.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us1000atqg Id of event.
Event Code 1000atqg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000atqg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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