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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.4473S, 45.7997WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Event id: us2000bn1y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bn1y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.7997 East, latitude 34.4473 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:38:46 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 01:08:46 / November 14, 2017 @ 1:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Miqdādīyah, Pāveh, (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifteen 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km WSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7997° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW 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 2017-11-14 01:08:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 01:45:30 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 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 0.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000bn1y Id of event.
Event Code 2000bn1y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bn1y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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