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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Oshnaviyeh in Iran

Earthquake location 37.1334S, 44.9028WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Oshnaviyeh in Iran. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.9028 East, latitude 37.1334 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60007jb3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007jb3. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 18:07:31 / January 29, 2020 @ 6:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:37:31 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Orūmīyeh (c. 577 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mahābād (c. 162 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Naqadeh (c. 73 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yüksekova (c. 71 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Piranshahr (c. 62 000 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Oshnavīyeh (c. 50 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from ‘Ajab Shīr (c. 29 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Aqrah, ‘Ajab Shīr, Mahābād (min 5000 pop).

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 20 km WNW of Oshnaviyeh, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.9028° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km WNW of Oshnaviyeh, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-29 18:07:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 18:41:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 370 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 1.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us60007jb3 Id of event.
Event Code 60007jb3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007jb3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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