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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 53 km NE of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran



Earthquake location 27.5441S, 56.6446WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 56.6446 East, latitude 27.5441 North, depth = 37.26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.26 km (23 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:03:13 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 12:33:13 / March 21, 2018 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d71c. Unique identifier: us1000d71c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mīnāb (c. 70 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qeshm, Mīnāb, Bandar ‘Abbās (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 53 km NE of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 56.6446° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.5441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NE of Bandar 'Abbas, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-21 12:33:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 12:52:57 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 2.618 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 59 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 us1000d71c Id of event.
Event Code 1000d71c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d71c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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