A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kish in Iran on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 13:33:58 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 10:03:58 / March 21, 2019 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 53.8648 East, latitude 27.1241 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000jjpi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jjpi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Gerāsh (c. 25 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kīsh (c. 20 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gerāsh, Kīsh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 64 km NNW of Kish, Iran.
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