A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Umm Qasr in Iraq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008fhm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fhm. Exact location of event, longitude 48.081 East, latitude 29.978 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:39:18 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 04:39:18 / April 2, 2017 @ 4:39 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop), Kuwait (c. 2 789 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Finţās, Al Hārithah, Al Jahrā’. Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Al Başrah (c. 2 600 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Al Başrat al Qadīmah (c. 2 015 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Abadan (c. 370 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Khorramshahr (c. 330 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from (c. 164 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from As Sālimīyah (c. 147 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 17 km ESE of Umm Qasr, Iraq.
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