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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Mehran in Iran

Earthquake location 32.9476S, 45.8688WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Mehran in Iran. Id of earthquake: us2000hj50. Event ids that are associated: us2000hj50. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 22:17:55 / September 23, 2018 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:55 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 45.8688 East, latitude 32.9476 North, depth = 15.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.26 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Al Kūt (c. 315 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from (c. 78 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Al ‘Azīzīyah (c. 44 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Īlām, , Al ‘Azīzīyah (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 33 km SW of Mehran, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.8688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 32.9476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SW of Mehran, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-23 22:17:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-23 22:29:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 2.697 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000hj50 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hj50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hj50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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