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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mehran in Iran

Earthquake location 33.1865S, 46.5098WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Mehran in Iran on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 46.5098° East, 33.1865° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:32:50 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003829. Id of event: us70003829. Global time and date of event 17/04/19 / 2019-04-17 20:02:50 / April 17, 2019 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from ‘Alī al Gharbī (c. 19 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dehlorān, Ābdānān, ‘Alī al Gharbī (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 32 km ENE of Mehran, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.5098° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.1865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ENE of Mehran, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-17 20:02:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 14:26:20 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 326 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 2.033 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us70003829 Id of event.
Event Code 70003829 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003829, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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