A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Gorgan in Iran. The temblor was reported at 01:28:25 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/10/19 / 2019-10-04 21:58:25 / October 4, 2019 @ 9:58 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005tgx. Event ids that are associated: us70005tgx. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 54.0041° East, 36.9242° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Gorgān (c. 244 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Behshahr (c. 93 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Dāmghān (c. 67 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Nekā (c. 48 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dāmghān, Nekā, Behshahr. Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WNW of Gorgan, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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