A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ardabil in Iran on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 21:45:42 / February 15, 2020 @ 9:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 48.4383 East, latitude 38.1259 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70007r0p. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007r0p. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:15:42 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Ardabīl (c. 410 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lankaran (c. 240 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Khalkhāl (c. 51 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hashtpar (c. 45 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Āstārā (c. 39 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Astara (c. 15 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boradigah, Yardımlı, Lankaran. Close country/countries that might be effected, Azerbaijan (c. 8 304 000 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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