A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:22 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.8° East, 34.4963° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000bmeu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmeu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 21:33:22 / November 12, 2017 @ 9:33 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mandalī, Kifrī, Pāveh (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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