A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 10:51:58 / January 9, 2020 @ 10:51 am. Exact location of event, depth 7.67 km, 45.4872° East, 34.6126° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:51:58 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.67 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006wvp. Unique identifier: us70006wvp.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mandalī, Javānrūd, Pāveh (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km WNW of Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran.
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