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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Kuysinjaq in Iraq

Earthquake location 36.1537S, 44.973WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kuysinjaq in Iraq on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 13:42:53 / August 23, 2017 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 44.973 East, latitude 36.1537 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:42:53 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000aay1. Event ids that are associated: us2000aay1.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Baynjiwayn, Oshnavīyeh, Naqadeh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Erbil (c. 932 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kirkuk (c. 601 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mahābād (c. 162 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bāneh (c. 104 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Naqadeh (c. 73 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Piranshahr (c. 62 000 pop).

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 in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km ENE of Kuysinjaq, Iraq.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.973° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1537° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ENE of Kuysinjaq, Iraq Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-23 13:42:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-23 14:04:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 483 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aay1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aay1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aay1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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