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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag was detected near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.3142S, 45.7339WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:07:31 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.7339° East, 34.3142° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hwdw. Id of event: us1000hwdw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/18 / 2018-11-25 16:37:31 / November 25, 2018 @ 4:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 122 km (76 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Baqubah (c. 152 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Khāliş (c. 70 000 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khāliş, Kermānshāh, Kāmyārān (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.3142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW 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 2018-11-25 16:37:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-25 17:02:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.8 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 656 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 0.8 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hwdw Id of event.
Event Code 1000hwdw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hwdw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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