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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kerman in Iran

Earthquake location 30.7842S, 57.2052WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kerman in Iran. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/17 / 2017-12-13 09:51:56 / December 13, 2017 @ 9:51 am. Event id: us2000c3sh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c3sh. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:21:56 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 57.2052 East, latitude 30.7842 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shahrak-e Pābedānā, Rāvar, Zarand (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 56 km NNE of Kerman, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.2052° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7842° 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 2017-12-13 09:51:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-11 10:43:32 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 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 5.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000c3sh Id of event.
Event Code 2000c3sh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c3sh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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