A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ilam in Iran on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.9 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uax. Id of event: us20008uax. The temblor was reported at 17:09:59 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 13:39:59 / March 24, 2017 @ 1:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 46.7863° East, latitude 33.7712° North, depth = 52.9 km.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Harsīn (c. 57 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Darreh Shahr (c. 25 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mehrān, Harsīn, Darreh Shahr.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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