A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Bojnurd in Iran on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000atfn. Unique identifier: us1000atfn. Exact location of event, longitude 57.3214 East, latitude 37.7834 North, depth = 20.75 km. The temblor was detected at 22:22:38 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.75 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 18:52:38 / October 17, 2017 @ 6:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashgabat, Abadan, Esfarāyen (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Abadan (c. 39 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Baharly (c. 23 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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