A 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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