A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:20:37 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bny8. Event ids that are associated: us2000bny8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.89 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.6322 East, latitude 34.6017 North, depth = 11.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 15:20:37 / November 15, 2017 @ 3:20 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Miqdādīyah, Javānrūd, Pāveh. Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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