A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Aghajari in Iran on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 10:47:25 / March 12, 2016 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:17:25 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 50.037 East, latitude 30.716 North, depth = 9.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.1 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004wzs. Id of event: us10004wzs.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rāmhormoz (c. 38 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dogonbadan, Rāmhormoz, Rāmshīr.
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 five 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km E of Aghajari, Iran.
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