A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kerman in Iran on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000asq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000asq8. The temblor was detected at 22:58:40 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 57.3957° East, 30.689° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 19:28:40 / September 21, 2017 @ 7:28 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rāvar, Zarand, Kermān.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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