A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:49:32 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70004m8g. Event ids that are associated: us70004m8g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 45.6295° East, 34.3545° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/19 / 2019-07-17 15:19:32 / July 17, 2019 @ 3:19 pm.
Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Javānrūd, Al Miqdādīyah, Kifrī. Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), 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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km WSW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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