A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Shushtar in Iran on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 14:15:04 / May 26, 2018 @ 2:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000ecq8. Event ids that are associated: us1000ecq8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 48.72° East, 31.8102° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:45:04 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shūsh, Sūsangerd, Masjed Soleymān. Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Ahvaz (c. 841 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Masjed Soleymān (c. 111 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Shūshtar (c. 77 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Shūsh (c. 52 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sūsangerd (c. 41 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 29 km SSW of Shushtar, Iran.
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