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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Shushtar in Iran

Earthquake location 31.8907S, 48.7153WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Shushtar in Iran on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 48.7153 East, latitude 31.8907 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:37:52 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 23:07:52 / March 27, 2018 @ 11:07 pm. Unique identifier: us1000d9wt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9wt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ahvaz, Sūsangerd, Masjed Soleymān (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ahvaz (c. 841 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Masjed Soleymān (c. 111 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Shūshtar (c. 77 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shūsh (c. 52 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sūsangerd (c. 41 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 21 km SW of Shushtar, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 48.7153° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.8907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SW of Shushtar, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-27 23:07:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-27 23:28:25 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 298 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 4.075 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us1000d9wt Id of event.
Event Code 1000d9wt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d9wt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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