A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Borazjan in Iran. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:30:14 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.14 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 03:00:14 / October 18, 2019 @ 3:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005v9e. Id of event: us70005v9e. Exact location of event, depth 26.14 km, 51.3269° East, 29.004° North.
Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Bandar-e Būshehr (c. 165 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Borāzjān (c. 86 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kāzerūn, Bandar-e Būshehr, Borāzjān (min 5000 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 31 km SSE of Borazjan, Iran.
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