A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Shush in Iran on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 47.76 East, latitude 32.3269 North, depth = 44.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.41 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:56:23 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 12:26:23 / October 31, 2016 @ 12:26 pm. Unique identifier: us1000738n. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000738n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Al ‘Amārah (c. 323 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shūsh (c. 52 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Dehlorān (c. 46 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ābdānān (c. 19 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ābdānān, Al ‘Amārah, Dehlorān. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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