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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 38 km NNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran



Earthquake location 34.7788S, 45.7072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7072 East, latitude 34.7788 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 04:12:19 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000bqvs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqvs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:42:19 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baynjiwayn, As Sulaymānīyah, Javānrūd (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km NNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7072° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7788° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNW 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 2017-11-18 04:12:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 04:33:19 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 2 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 326 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 0.337 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 106 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 us2000bqvs Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqvs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqvs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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