A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Behbahan in Iran on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 14:20:53 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.08 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 10:50:53 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rxq. Unique identifier: us10006rxq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 50.3809 East, latitude 30.5641 North, depth = 33.08 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Omīdīyeh, Aghajari, Dogonbadan (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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