A major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Halabjah in Iraq. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:18:19 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 18:18:19 / November 12, 2017 @ 6:18 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000bmcg. Event ids that are associated: us2000bmcg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.794 East, latitude 34.9303 North, depth = 33.94 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.94 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirkuk, Kermānshāh, Mandalī. The epicenter was 130 km (81 miles) from Kahrīz (c. 766 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Kermānshāh (c. 621 100 pop), 141 km (87 miles) from Kirkuk (c. 601 400 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Sanandaj (c. 349 200 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Bāneh (c. 104 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Kāmyārān (c. 61 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km SSW of Halabjah, Iraq.
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