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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Kerman in Iran

Earthquake location 30.7559S, 57.2899WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kerman in Iran. Event id: us2000c3ag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c3ag. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:13:18 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 08:43:18 / December 12, 2017 @ 8:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 57.2899° East, 30.7559° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Bardsīr (c. 37 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bardsīr, Shahrak-e Pābedānā, Rāvar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km NNE of Kerman, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.2899° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7559° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 08:43:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-12 09:01:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.06 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 536 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 5.53 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000c3ag Id of event.
Event Code 2000c3ag An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c3ag, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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