A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Omidiyeh in Iran on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.94 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:16:33 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 13:46:33 / October 14, 2016 @ 1:46 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007flf. Unique identifier: us20007flf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 49.8519 East, latitude 30.934 North, depth = 41.94 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dehdasht, Behbahān, Rāmhormoz. Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Behbahān (c. 79 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Dehdasht (c. 69 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Omīdīyeh (c. 47 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rāmhormoz (c. 38 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Aghajari (c. 21 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Rāmshīr (c. 19 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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