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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 43 km E of Ilam, Iran

Earthquake location 33.6237S, 46.8936WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ilam in Iran. Global time and date of event 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 03:45:16 / January 23, 2018 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:16 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 46.8936° East, 33.6237° North. Id of earthquake: us2000cmwc. Event ids that are associated: us2000cmwc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Harsīn (c. 57 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Harsīn, Mehrān, Kahrīz (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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.

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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. 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: 43 km E of Ilam, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.8936° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.6237° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km E of Ilam, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-23 03:45:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-23 03:54:48 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 340 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 1.777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000cmwc Id of event.
Event Code 2000cmwc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cmwc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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