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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Firuzabad in Iran

Earthquake location 28.5129S, 52.1713WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Firuzabad in Iran. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 11:44:45 / April 11, 2016 @ 11:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.78 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:45 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005gy0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gy0. Exact location of earthquake, 52.1713° East, 28.5129° North, depth 30.78 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fīrūzābād (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Fīrūzābād (c. 66 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 53 km SW of Firuzabad, Iran.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 52.1713° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.5129° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SW of Firuzabad, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-11 11:44:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 08:03:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 5.062 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20005gy0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gy0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gy0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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