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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 35 km ENE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran

Earthquake location 34.5751S, 46.2195WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 46.2195 East, latitude 34.5751 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70007n4u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007n4u. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:22:59 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 16:52:59 / February 2, 2020 @ 4:52 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kermānshāh, Kahrīz, (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (49 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km ENE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 46.2195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km ENE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-02 16:52:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 21:14:20 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 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 0.678 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us70007n4u Id of event.
Event Code 70007n4u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007n4u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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