A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 20:24:23 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009nif. Unique identifier: us70009nif. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5205 East, latitude 34.2596 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 17:24:23 / May 18, 2020 @ 5:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kifrī, Al Miqdādīyah, Mandalī. Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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