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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.4689S, 45.6381WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Friday. The temblor was detected at 02:27:03 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 22:57:03 / December 27, 2018 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6381° East, 34.4689° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000iyfe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iyfe.

Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pāveh, Javānrūd, (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km W of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4689° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km W 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 2018-12-27 22:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-28 01:15:15 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 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 0.649 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000iyfe Id of event.
Event Code 2000iyfe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iyfe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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