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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Shiraz in Iran

Earthquake location 29.5913S, 52.1565WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Shiraz in Iran. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:54:34 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 52.1565° East, 29.5913° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 15:24:34 / January 28, 2020 @ 3:24 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60007i7g. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007i7g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Shiraz (c. 1 249 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Akbarābād (c. 98 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fīrūzābād (c. 66 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borāzjān, Fīrūzābād, Nūrābād.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 37 km W of Shiraz, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.1565° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.5913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km W of Shiraz, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-28 15:24:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 15:44:11 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 385 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 5.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us60007i7g Id of event.
Event Code 60007i7g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007i7g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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