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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 3 km SSW of Nowshahr, Iran

Earthquake location 36.6234S, 51.4801WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Nowshahr in Iran. The temblor was picked up at 16:00:55 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 51.4801° East, 36.6234° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 16:00:55 / May 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a4cy. Id of event: us6000a4cy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Āmol (c. 199 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Chālūs (c. 69 600 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Nowshahr (c. 40 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tonekābon (c. 37 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fereydūnkenār (c. 34 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Nashtā Rūd (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fereydūnkenār, Āmol, Tonekābon (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SSW of Nowshahr, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 51.4801° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6234° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SSW of Nowshahr, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-25 16:00:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-02 20:43:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.912 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us6000a4cy Id of event.
Event Code 6000a4cy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a4cy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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