A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Belokany in Azerbaijan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.56 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:42 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 21:29:42 / September 7, 2016 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 46.6359 East, latitude 41.9189 North, depth = 54.56 km. Unique identifier: us10006mvf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mvf.
Country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Georgia (c. 4 630 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sheki, Untsukul’, Shamil’kala. Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Sheki (c. 63 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Zaqatala (c. 18 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Qax (c. 12 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gurjaani (c. 9 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Belokany (c. 9 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aliabad (c. 9 100 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km NE of Belokany, Azerbaijan.
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