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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 19 km SSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran

Earthquake location 34.2884S, 45.8053WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 45.8053° East, latitude 34.2884° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:54:10 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000i58t. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i58t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 03:24:10 / December 9, 2018 @ 3:24 am.

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pāveh, Īlām, Kifrī (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 fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 19 km SSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.8053° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2884° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2018-12-09 03:24:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-09 03:49:26 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 340 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 0.829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us1000i58t Id of event.
Event Code 1000i58t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i58t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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