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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.131S, 45.6718WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6718° East, 34.131° North, depth 25.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 13:42:01 / January 6, 2019 @ 1:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000j0th. Event ids that are associated: us2000j0th. The temblor was detected at 17:12:01 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.14 km (16 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Baqubah (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Khāliş (c. 70 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pāveh, Khāliş, Javānrūd.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6718° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-01-06 13:42:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-06 14:06:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.149 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 655 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 0.984 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us2000j0th Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0th An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0th, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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