A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan kilometers (0 miles) from Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 49.5237° East, 38.5115° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 10:03:34 / December 17, 2018 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:03:34 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iue2. Unique identifier: us2000iue2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neftçala, Hashtpar, Masally (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Lankaran (c. 240 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hashtpar (c. 45 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Āstārā (c. 39 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Neftçala (c. 18 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Astara (c. 15 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Masally (c. 9 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boradigah (c. 5 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.
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