A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/19 / 2019-01-14 18:18:00 / January 14, 2019 @ 6:18 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j3tb. Id of event: us2000j3tb. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:48:00 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 45.7187 East, latitude 34.2199 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Īlām, Kifrī, Al Miqdādīyah (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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