A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 45.8053° East, latitude 34.2884° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:54:10 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000i58t. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i58t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 03:24:10 / December 9, 2018 @ 3:24 am.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pāveh (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pāveh, Īlām, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km SSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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