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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran



Earthquake location 34.4557S, 45.7635WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 08:35:27 / April 1, 2018 @ 8:35 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:05:27 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.7635° East, 34.4557° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dc2w. Id of event: us1000dc2w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Miqdādīyah, Pāveh, (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km W of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7635° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4557° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-01 08:35:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-01 08:55:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 433 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 0.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us1000dc2w Id of event.
Event Code 1000dc2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dc2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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