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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Khowy in Iran

Earthquake location 38.5153S, 45.0195WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Khowy in Iran on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000di1p. Event ids that are associated: us7000di1p. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.0195 East, latitude 38.5153 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 05:46:28 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/21 / 2021-03-11 05:46:28 / March 11, 2021 @ 5:46 am.

Epicenter of the event was 7 km (4 miles) from Khvoy (c. 175 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Marand (c. 124 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salmās (c. 81 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nakhchivan (c. 64 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from (c. 31 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Culfa (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakhchivan, Yaycı, Culfa.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km ESE of Khowy, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.0195° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ESE of Khowy, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-11 05:46:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-11 06:13:38 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 246 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 1.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us7000di1p Id of event.
Event Code 7000di1p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000di1p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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