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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.4156S, 45.8494WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 05:31:12 / September 1, 2018 @ 5:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6d6. Id of event: us2000h6d6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 45.8494 East, latitude 34.4156 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:01:12 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kifrī, , Pāveh (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 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).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.8494° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW 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 2018-09-01 05:31:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-01 05:48:14 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 298 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 0.707 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us2000h6d6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h6d6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h6d6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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