A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ahar in Iran on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 23:14:51 / August 27, 2017 @ 11:14 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:44:51 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 47.2379 East, latitude 38.0055 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000acc8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acc8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ardabīl, Tabrīz, Hashtrūd (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tabrīz (c. 1 424 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ardabīl (c. 410 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ahar (c. 94 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hashtrūd (c. 16 900 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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