A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Borazjan in Iran. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c70. Id of event: us10004c70. Global time and date of event 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 19:37:20 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:07:20 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 51.39° East, latitude 29.36° North, depth = 11 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar-e Ganāveh, Nūrābād, Bandar-e Būshehr (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km ENE of Borazjan, Iran.
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