A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lar in Iran on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 54.7971 East, latitude 27.3446 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:58:59 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004g5n. Unique identifier: us10004g5n. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 19:28:59 / January 21, 2016 @ 7:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Gerāsh (c. 25 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Lengeh, Gerāsh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 58 km SE of Lar, Iran.
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