A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ash Shatrah in Iraq. The temblor was reported at 13:18:44 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 10:18:44 / August 18, 2017 @ 10:18 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 46.0916 East, latitude 31.7612 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9bq. Unique identifier: us2000a9bq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al ‘Amārah, ‘Alī al Gharbī, As Samawah (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from An Nāşirīyah (c. 400 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Al ‘Amārah (c. 323 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Al Kūt (c. 315 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from As Samawah (c. 152 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ash Shaţrah (c. 82 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from (c. 78 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ar Rumaythah (c. 47 200 pop).
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 has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NNW of Ash Shatrah, Iraq. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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