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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.7981S, 45.6353WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:34:03 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bt6p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bt6p. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 45.6353 East, latitude 34.7981 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 20:34:03 / November 22, 2017 @ 8:34 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tozkhurmato, As Sulaymānīyah, Javānrūd (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km NNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6353° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2017-11-22 20:34:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-23 16:41:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 284 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 0.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us2000bt6p Id of event.
Event Code 2000bt6p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bt6p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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