A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20006ej9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006ej9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/07/16 / 2016-07-14 08:35:42 / July 14, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:05:42 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 57.5252° East, 37.5927° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Annau, Ashgabat, Abadan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Annau (c. 27 500 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 two and in the last 365 days seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NE of Bojnurd, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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