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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Bojnurd in Iran

Earthquake location 37.8842S, 57.259WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran. Exact location, longitude 57.259° East, latitude 37.8842° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:29:35 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70003609. Event ids that are associated: us70003609. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/19 / 2019-04-14 19:59:35 / April 14, 2019 @ 7:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Baharly (c. 23 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Esfarāyen, Abadan, Baharly.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 45 km N of Bojnurd, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 57.259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8842° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km N of Bojnurd, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-14 19:59:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-14 20:28:21 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 8.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 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 us70003609 Id of event.
Event Code 70003609 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003609, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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