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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 29 km WSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran



Earthquake location 34.3755S, 45.5579WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. 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). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 01:55:30 / March 28, 2018 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9zw. Unique identifier: us1000d9zw. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.5579° East, 34.3755° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:30 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (18 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Miqdādīyah, Mandalī, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5579° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3755° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW 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 2018-03-28 01:55:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-13 03:01:52 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 271 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 0.751 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 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 us1000d9zw Id of event.
Event Code 1000d9zw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d9zw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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