A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5337 East, latitude 34.7525 North, depth = 8.21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bme5. Id of event: us2000bme5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:54:07 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.21 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 19:54:07 / November 12, 2017 @ 7:54 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was As Sulaymānīyah, Javānrūd, Tozkhurmato (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 44 km NW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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