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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Birjand in Iran



Earthquake location 32.8615S, 59.464WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Birjand in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:18:14 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnh2. Unique identifier: us2000bnh2. Exact location of event, longitude 59.464 East, latitude 32.8615 North, depth = 29.06 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.06 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 19:48:14 / November 14, 2017 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bīrjand (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Bīrjand (c. 197 000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km E of Birjand, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 59.464° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km E of Birjand, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 19:48:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 21:52:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 312 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 2.773 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us2000bnh2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnh2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnh2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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