A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ilam in Iran on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gkp. Id of event: us10004gkp. Exact location of event, longitude 46.8704 East, latitude 33.5511 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 04:20:21 / January 23, 2016 @ 4:20 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:21 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kermānshāh, Mehrān, Ābdānān (min 5000 pop).
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 three 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km ESE of Ilam, Iran.
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