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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 39 km SSE of Mehran, Iran



Earthquake location 32.8127S, 46.3775WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Mehran in Iran on Monday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:39 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bruq. Id of event: us2000bruq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 15:23:39 / November 20, 2017 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 46.3775° East, 32.8127° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Al Kūt (c. 315 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from (c. 78 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from ‘Alī al Gharbī (c. 19 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Darreh Shahr, Ābdānān, Īlām.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 39 km SSE of Mehran, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.3775° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.8127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSE of Mehran, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-20 15:23:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-20 15:43:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 400 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 2.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us2000bruq Id of event.
Event Code 2000bruq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bruq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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