A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh in Iran on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 55.1581° East, latitude 26.5631° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:39:42 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 04:09:42 / October 18, 2019 @ 4:09 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70005v9x. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005v9x.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar-e Lengeh. Close 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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