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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran

Earthquake location 34.6126S, 45.4872WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 10:51:58 / January 9, 2020 @ 10:51 am. Exact location of event, depth 7.67 km, 45.4872° East, 34.6126° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:51:58 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.67 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006wvp. Unique identifier: us70006wvp.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mandalī, Javānrūd, Pāveh (min 5000 pop).

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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km WNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.4872° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW 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 2020-01-09 10:51:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-09 11:11:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 340 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 0.538 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us70006wvp Id of event.
Event Code 70006wvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006wvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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