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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near western Iran

Earthquake location 33.4389S, 47.6475WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, western Iran kilometers (0 miles) from western Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 18:00:51 / July 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm. Unique identifier: us2000gg8r. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gg8r. Exact location of event, longitude 47.6475 East, latitude 33.4389 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:00:51 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Harsīn, Dehlorān, Nūrābād. Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Khorramābād (c. 329 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 73 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Harsīn (c. 57 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aleshtar (c. 27 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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: western Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.6475° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.4389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place western Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-28 18:00:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-28 18:54:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 2.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us2000gg8r Id of event.
Event Code 2000gg8r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gg8r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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