A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Aleshtar in Iran. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 48.1209 East, latitude 33.7744 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 08:08:00 / May 6, 2020 @ 8:08 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:38:00 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009axp. Unique identifier: us70009axp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Darreh Shahr, Malāyer, Kangāvar. Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Khorramābād (c. 329 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Borūjerd (c. 252 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malāyer (c. 176 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kūhdasht (c. 100 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Nahāvand (c. 76 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 73 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Harsīn (c. 57 600 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km SW of Aleshtar, Iran.
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