A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Birjand in Iran on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:16:51 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 58.9592° East, 32.3614° North. 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). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7hm. Unique identifier: us1000e7hm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 19:46:51 / May 17, 2018 @ 7:46 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bīrjand. The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Bīrjand (c. 197 000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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