A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Gerash in Iran. Unique identifier: us10004cf8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004cf8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 20:44:54 / January 8, 2016 @ 8:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.1 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 53.4768 East, latitude 27.5354 North, depth = 23.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:14:54 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Gerāsh (c. 25 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gerāsh.
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 66 km WSW of Gerash, Iran.
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