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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Iran-Iraq border region

Earthquake location 32.0794S, 47.9336WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Iran-Iraq border region kilometers (0 miles) from Iran-Iraq border region on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 47.9336° East, 32.0794° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 16:42:13 / August 26, 2018 @ 4:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:42:13 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h893. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h893.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dehlorān, Shūshtar, Al ‘Amārah. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Al ‘Amārah (c. 323 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Shūshtar (c. 77 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Shūsh (c. 52 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sūsangerd (c. 41 400 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 47.9336° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.0794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Iran-Iraq border region 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 16:42:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-05 13:40:28 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 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 3.548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000h893 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h893 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h893, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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