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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Kerman in Iran

Earthquake location 30.7189S, 57.1682WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kerman in Iran on Saturday. Global time and date of event 16/12/17 / 2017-12-16 10:26:56 / December 16, 2017 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:56:56 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 57.1682 East, latitude 30.7189 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bv0b. Id of event: us1000bv0b.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shahrak-e Pābedānā, Rāvar, Zarand (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km N of Kerman, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.1682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.7189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km N 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 2017-12-16 10:26:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-13 10:28:35 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 259 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 5.633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us1000bv0b Id of event.
Event Code 1000bv0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bv0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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