A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Bandar-e Ganaveh in Iran. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 04:30:47 / March 19, 2018 @ 4:30 am. Exact location of event, longitude 50.7424 East, latitude 29.6256 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:00:47 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d6bf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d6bf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nūrābād, Kāzerūn, Dogonbadan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khārk (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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