A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nūrābād in Iran on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 51.1231 East, latitude 30.0805 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bibf. Id of event: us6000bibf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 22:52:28 / August 16, 2020 @ 10:52 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:52:28 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Yasuj (c. 96 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Dogonbadan (c. 94 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kāzerūn (c. 94 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Nūrābād (c. 64 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bandar-e Ganāveh (c. 52 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Ganāveh, Yasuj, Kāzerūn (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 W of Nūrābād, Iran.
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