A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Farsan in Iran. The temblor was reported at 11:45:20 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 07:15:20 / March 31, 2016 @ 7:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 50.6376 East, latitude 31.8053 North, depth = 33.38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.38 km (21 miles). Unique identifier: us20005dly. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dly.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Borūjen (c. 52 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Semīrom (c. 27 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Semīrom, Borūjen, Shahrekord.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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