A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:31 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 45.6898 East, latitude 34.2917 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 09:19:31 / November 13, 2017 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000bmj9. Event ids that are associated: us2000bmj9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Īlām, Javānrūd, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km SW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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