A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000dcaz. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dcaz. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7514 East, latitude 34.3476 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:33:23 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 03:03:23 / April 2, 2018 @ 3:03 am.
Event epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Javānrūd, Al Miqdādīyah, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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