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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.7201S, 46.0691WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h691. Unique identifier: us2000h691. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:45 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 46.0691 East, latitude 34.7201 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 21:05:45 / August 31, 2018 @ 9:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baynjiwayn, Kahrīz, Kāmyārān (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-seven 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: 34 km NNE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.0691° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE 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 2018-08-31 21:05:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 21:34:32 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 354 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 0.488 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us2000h691 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h691 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h691, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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