A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:02:56 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bu2j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bu2j. Exact location of event, depth 39.66 km, 45.5855° East, 34.6297° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 14:02:56 / November 17, 2017 @ 2:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.66 km (25 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al Miqdādīyah, Tozkhurmato, Javānrūd. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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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