A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Zarand in Iran on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 18.61 km, 56.3917° East, 30.6283° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100072nk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072nk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.61 km (12 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:32:27 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 14:02:27 / October 28, 2016 @ 2:02 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rāvar, Bardsīr, Kermān (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rafsanjān (c. 147 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bardsīr (c. 37 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 was reported nearby.
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