A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7072 East, latitude 34.7788 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 04:12:19 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000bqvs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqvs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:42:19 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baynjiwayn, As Sulaymānīyah, Javānrūd (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km NNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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