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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran



Earthquake location 34.8S, 45.9749WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Exact location, longitude 45.9749° East, latitude 34.8° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000br8f. Unique identifier: us2000br8f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 02:59:20 / November 19, 2017 @ 2:59 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:29:20 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baynjiwayn, Kāmyārān, Javānrūd. Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

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

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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: 38 km NNE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.9749° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNE 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 2017-11-19 02:59:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 04:12:20 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 259 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 0.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us2000br8f Id of event.
Event Code 2000br8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000br8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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