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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 27 km NE of Esfarayen, Iran

Earthquake location 37.2534S, 57.7273WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Esfarayen in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000da27. Id of event: us1000da27. Exact location of event, longitude 57.7273 East, latitude 37.2534 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 11:03:48 / March 28, 2018 @ 11:03 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:33:48 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Qūchān (c. 111 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashgabat, Qūchān, Bojnūrd. Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 27 km NE of Esfarayen, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.7273° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE of Esfarayen, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-28 11:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-28 11:18:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 312 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 0.742 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 94 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 us1000da27 Id of event.
Event Code 1000da27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000da27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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