A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 05:34:37 / August 29, 2018 @ 5:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 46.0917° East, 34.6723° North, depth 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:04:37 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjbs. Unique identifier: us1000gjbs.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kermānshāh, Kahrīz, Kāmyārān (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-six 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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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: 31 km NE of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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