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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near western Iran

Earthquake location 34.619S, 46.1194WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, western Iran kilometers (0 miles) from western Iran. The temblor was picked up at 15:51:41 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000h88p. Event ids that are associated: us2000h88p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 46.1194° East, latitude 34.619° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 15:51:41 / August 26, 2018 @ 3:51 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kermānshāh, Kahrīz, Kāmyārān (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: western Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.1194° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.619° 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 2018-08-26 15:51:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-04 20:04:32 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 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 0.595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000h88p Id of event.
Event Code 2000h88p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h88p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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