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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Damghan in Iran

Earthquake location 36.2133S, 54.3611WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Damghan in Iran. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/19 / 2019-07-04 06:24:55 / July 4, 2019 @ 6:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700049ti. Id of event: us700049ti. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 54.3611 East, latitude 36.2133 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:54:55 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Behshahr, Gorgān, Shahrud (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Shahrud (c. 131 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Behshahr (c. 93 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Dāmghān (c. 67 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four 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. 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: 5 km NNE of Damghan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 54.3611° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE of Damghan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-04 06:24:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-04 07:06:31 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 7.118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us700049ti Id of event.
Event Code 700049ti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700049ti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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