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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.7525S, 45.5337WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5337 East, latitude 34.7525 North, depth = 8.21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bme5. Id of event: us2000bme5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:54:07 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.21 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 19:54:07 / November 12, 2017 @ 7:54 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was As Sulaymānīyah, Javānrūd, Tozkhurmato (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 44 km NW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5337° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NW 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 2017-11-12 19:54:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 00:23:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.704 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000bme5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bme5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bme5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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