A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 17:52:03 / May 24, 2016 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.1 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:22:03 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 57.5482 East, latitude 37.5395 North, depth = 27.1 km. Event id: us10005jn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jn8.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baharly, Qūchān, Annau (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Qūchān (c. 111 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Annau (c. 27 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Baharly (c. 23 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 20 km ENE of Bojnurd, Iran.
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