A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Abdanan in Iran on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 47.2422 East, latitude 33.1213 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:40:12 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005hec. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hec. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 14:10:12 / April 12, 2016 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Alī al Gharbī, Kūhdasht, Dehlorān (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from ‘Alī al Gharbī (c. 19 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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