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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Kerman in Iran



Earthquake location 30.8469S, 57.3656WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kerman in Iran on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 57.3656 East, latitude 30.8469 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000c3er. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c3er. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 16:50:21 / December 12, 2017 @ 4:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:20:21 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zarand, Rāvar, Kermān. Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop).

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

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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. 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: 68 km NNE of Kerman, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.3656° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.8469° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km NNE of Kerman, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-12 16:50:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-12 17:37:12 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 312 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 5.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000c3er Id of event.
Event Code 2000c3er An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c3er, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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