A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes southern Iran kilometers (0 miles) from southern Iran on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 22:58:33 / January 20, 2017 @ 10:58 pm. Exact location, longitude 51.4836° East, latitude 29.6801° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007uj7. Event ids that are associated: us10007uj7. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:33 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Ganāveh, Borāzjān, Nūrābād (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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