A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kish in Iran on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gfzg. Unique identifier: us1000gfzg. The temblor was detected at 14:22:45 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 10:52:45 / August 23, 2018 @ 10:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 54.1887° East, 27.0801° North, depth 10 km.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Gerāsh (c. 25 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Kīsh (c. 20 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Lengeh, Gerāsh, Kīsh.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km NNE of Kish, Iran.
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