A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Barda in Azerbaijan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 47.3019° East, 40.3694° North, depth 56.5 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:40 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:27:40 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:27 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqbw. Id of event: us2000bqbw. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.5 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Ganja (c. 313 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mingelchaur (c. 95 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sheki (c. 63 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yevlakh (c. 59 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Xankandi (c. 53 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ağdam (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sheki, Samux, Ganja (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km E of Barda, Azerbaijan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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