A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 00:27:04 / March 28, 2018 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 45.4334° East, 34.3577° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000d9y4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9y4. The temblor was reported at 03:27:04 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tozkhurmato, Mandalī, Al Miqdādīyah (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ninety-four 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.
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