A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sarakhs in Iran. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 60.56° East, 36.2065° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:16 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 17:08:16 / April 5, 2017 @ 5:08 pm. 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: us10008epa. Id of event: us10008epa.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mashhad, Sarakhs. Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Mashhad (c. 2 307 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Sarakhs (c. 46 500 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 65 km SW of Sarakhs, Iran.
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