A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Artyom in Azerbaijan on Monday. Unique identifier: us20008hxg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hxg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 50.6236° East, 40.446° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 13:46:35 / February 6, 2017 @ 1:46 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:46:35 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacı Zeynalabdin, Sumqayıt, Ceyranbatan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Baku (c. 1 116 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Sumqayıt (c. 265 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Qaraçuxur (c. 73 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bakıxanov (c. 66 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bilajari (c. 42 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Maştağa (c. 40 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Khirdalan (c. 37 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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