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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Khani Yek in Iran

Earthquake location 30.3137S, 52.2399WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Khani Yek in Iran on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:14:41 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 23:44:41 / December 23, 2018 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 52.2399 East, latitude 30.3137 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000j2xg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j2xg.

Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Shiraz (c. 1 249 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yasuj (c. 96 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraz, Yasuj, Nūrābād (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NE of Khani Yek, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.2399° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 30.3137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NE of Khani Yek, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-23 23:44:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-12 04:23:56 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 246 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 6.399 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us2000j2xg Id of event.
Event Code 2000j2xg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j2xg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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