A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Friday. The temblor was detected at 02:27:03 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 22:57:03 / December 27, 2018 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6381° East, 34.4689° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000iyfe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iyfe.
Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pāveh, Javānrūd, (min 5000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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