A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Event id: us2000bn1y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bn1y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.7997 East, latitude 34.4473 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:38:46 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 01:08:46 / November 14, 2017 @ 1:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Miqdādīyah, Pāveh, (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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