A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kish in Iran on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 33.74 km, 53.3711° East, 26.9726° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 15:31:19 / September 17, 2016 @ 3:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qfk. Id of event: us10006qfk. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:01:19 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.74 km (21 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kīsh (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kīsh (c. 20 900 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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