A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kuh Sefid in Iran. 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: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 05:19:03 / August 23, 2018 @ 5:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude 56.8107 East, latitude 29.3417 North, depth = 94.45 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:49:03 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gfwd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gfwd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.45 km (59 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Bardsīr (c. 37 200 pop). Nearby 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 Bardsīr.
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km N of Kuh Sefid, Iran.
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