A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Torbat-e Jam in Iran on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 60.4376° East, 35.8188° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008eij. Event ids that are associated: us10008eij. The temblor was detected at 11:17:29 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 07:47:29 / April 5, 2017 @ 7:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from Mashhad (c. 2 307 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Torbat-e Jām (c. 58 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mashhad, Torbat-e Jām (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km NNW of Torbat-e Jam, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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