A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Birjand in Iran on Wednesday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:50:36 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 22:20:36 / September 5, 2017 @ 10:20 pm. Event id: us2000agdr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000agdr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 59.1485° East, latitude 32.8429° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 7 km (5 miles) from Bīrjand (c. 197 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Qā’en (c. 40 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qā’en, Bīrjand.
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 struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WSW of Birjand, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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