A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Al Wafrah in Kuwait on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:04:47 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 03:04:47 / December 21, 2020 @ 3:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, 47.5762° East, 28.8487° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000cstn. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cstn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was As Sālimīyah, Ad Dasmah, Ar Rumaythīyah. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from (c. 637 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from (c. 164 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from As Sālimīyah (c. 147 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from (c. 139 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Al Farwānīyah (c. 86 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from (c. 68 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Kuwait (c. 2 789 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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