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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Gonbad-e Kāvūs in Iran

Earthquake location 37.252S, 55.1327WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Gonbad-e Kāvūs in Iran. Event id: us7000bj2i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bj2i. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:34:28 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 21:34:28 / September 6, 2020 @ 9:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 55.1327 East, latitude 37.252 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shahrud, Gorgān, Kalāleh. Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Shahrud (c. 131 900 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Gonbad-e Kāvūs (c. 131 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Āzādshahr (c. 47 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kalāleh (c. 33 700 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Āq Qāyeh (c. 5 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.

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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 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: 3 km W of Gonbad-e Kāvūs, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 55.1327° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.252° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km W of Gonbad-e Kāvūs, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 21:34:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 21:55:19 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 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 7.903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bj2i Id of event.
Event Code 7000bj2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bj2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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