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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Harsin in Iran

Earthquake location 33.9918S, 47.4665WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Harsin in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsy1. Unique identifier: us2000bsy1. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:01:40 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 15:31:40 / November 13, 2017 @ 3:31 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 47.4665° East, 33.9918° North.

The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nahāvand (c. 76 300 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 73 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Harsīn (c. 57 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sonqor, Nahāvand, Aleshtar.

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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. 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: 32 km SSW of Harsin, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.4665° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.9918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSW of Harsin, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-13 15:31:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-26 20:44:25 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 298 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 2.318 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000bsy1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsy1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsy1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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