A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Farsan in Iran. Id of earthquake: us2000a44z. Event ids that are associated: us2000a44z. Exact location, longitude 50.5557° East, latitude 31.8021° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:27:15 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 15:57:15 / July 30, 2017 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Borūjen, Farrokh Shahr, Shahrekord. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Shahrekord (c. 129 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Borūjen (c. 52 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Farrokh Shahr (c. 32 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Fārsān (c. 25 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 50 km S of Farsan, Iran.
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