A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Azerbaijan kilometers (0 miles) from Azerbaijan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008efs. Id of event: us10008efs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.39 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 48.7936 East, latitude 38.9296 North, depth = 47.39 km. The temblor was detected at 23:16:08 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 23:16:08 / April 4, 2017 @ 11:16 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Ardabīl (c. 410 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Lankaran (c. 240 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Āstārā (c. 39 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salyan (c. 36 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Dzhalilabad (c. 36 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Neftçala (c. 18 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ardabīl, Salyan, Severo-Vostotchnyi Bank (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 nearby.
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