A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Khani Yek in Iran on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:14:41 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 23:44:41 / December 23, 2018 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 52.2399 East, latitude 30.3137 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000j2xg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j2xg.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Shiraz (c. 1 249 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yasuj (c. 96 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiraz, Yasuj, Nūrābād (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 70 km NE of Khani Yek, Iran.
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