A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ravar in Iran. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 56.3606 East, latitude 31.3947 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 22/04/18 / 2018-04-22 12:35:46 / April 22, 2018 @ 12:35 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dqa6. Id of event: us1000dqa6. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:05:46 / 4:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Zarand (c. 59 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rāvar (c. 40 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bāfq (c. 31 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Shahrak-e Pābedānā (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bāfq, Zarand, Rāvar (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km WNW of Ravar, Iran.
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