A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kuh Sefid in Iran on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ulj. Id of event: us10007ulj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.84 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 08:23:17 / January 21, 2017 @ 8:23 am. Exact location of event, depth 57.84 km, 56.5099° East, 29.225° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:53:17 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Sirjan (c. 207 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bardsīr (c. 37 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sirjan, Bardsīr (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 28 km WSW of Kuh Sefid, Iran.
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