A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Gorgan in Iran on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 54.8089° East, latitude 36.8274° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 22:29:50 / December 2, 2016 @ 10:29 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:59:50 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007eif. Unique identifier: us10007eif. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shahrud (c. 131 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gonbad-e Kāvūs (c. 131 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dāmghān (c. 67 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Āzādshahr (c. 47 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kalāleh (c. 33 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalāleh, Dāmghān, Āq Qāyeh (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km E of Gorgan, Iran.
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