A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Firuzabad in Iran on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:02:52 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 52.6468° East, latitude 28.8402° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g2t4. Id of event: us2000g2t4. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/18 / 2018-07-12 07:32:52 / July 12, 2018 @ 7:32 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Shiraz (c. 1 249 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Akbarābād (c. 98 300 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Fīrūzābād (c. 66 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiraz, Akbarābād, Fīrūzābād (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km E of Firuzabad, Iran.
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