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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Borazjan in Iran

Earthquake location 28.885S, 51.3613WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Borazjan in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006rec. Unique identifier: us70006rec. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 01:53:16 / December 27, 2019 @ 1:53 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:23:16 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 51.3613 East, latitude 28.885 North, depth = 38.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.28 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kāzerūn, Bandar-e Būshehr, Borāzjān. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km SSE of Borazjan, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 51.3613° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSE of Borazjan, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-27 01:53:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-27 02:09:59 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 400 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 5.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us70006rec Id of event.
Event Code 70006rec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006rec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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