A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 45.798° East, 34.6231° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:01:00 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000bmfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmfh. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 22:31:00 / November 12, 2017 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kifrī, Pāveh, Javānrūd.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 18 km NNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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