A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kerman in Iran on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 57.3656 East, latitude 30.8469 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000c3er. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c3er. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 16:50:21 / December 12, 2017 @ 4:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:20:21 / 8:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zarand, Rāvar, Kermān. Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Kermān (c. 577 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 68 km NNE of Kerman, Iran.
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