A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Torbat-e Jam in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nl9. Id of event: us10008nl9. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 60.5732° East, 35.8557° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 21:12:11 / May 2, 2017 @ 9:12 pm. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:42:11 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mashhad, Sarakhs, Torbat-e Jām (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Mashhad (c. 2 307 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Torbat-e Jām (c. 58 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sarakhs (c. 46 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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