A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Shiraz in Iran. Exact location of event, longitude 52.0973 East, latitude 29.5052 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:52:59 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hivr. Id of event: us2000hivr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:22:59 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:22 am.
Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Shiraz (c. 1 249 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Akbarābād (c. 98 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fīrūzābād (c. 66 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Borāzjān, Nūrābād, Fīrūzābād (min 5000 pop).
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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 44 km WSW of Shiraz, Iran.
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