A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Esfarayen in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000da27. Id of event: us1000da27. Exact location of event, longitude 57.7273 East, latitude 37.2534 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 11:03:48 / March 28, 2018 @ 11:03 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:33:48 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Ashgabat (c. 727 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bojnūrd (c. 192 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Qūchān (c. 111 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Esfarāyen (c. 59 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashgabat, Qūchān, Bojnūrd. Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Turkmenistan (c. 4 941 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NE of Esfarayen, Iran.
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