A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 08:35:27 / April 1, 2018 @ 8:35 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:05:27 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.7635° East, 34.4557° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dc2w. Id of event: us1000dc2w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Miqdādīyah, Pāveh, (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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