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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran



Earthquake location 34.2917S, 45.6898WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:31 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 45.6898 East, latitude 34.2917 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 09:19:31 / November 13, 2017 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000bmj9. Event ids that are associated: us2000bmj9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Īlām, Javānrūd, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 24 km SW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2917° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-13 09:19:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 12:32:26 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 4.149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us2000bmj9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmj9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmj9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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