A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h691. Unique identifier: us2000h691. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:45 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 46.0691 East, latitude 34.7201 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 21:05:45 / August 31, 2018 @ 9:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baynjiwayn, Kahrīz, Kāmyārān (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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