A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Halabjah in Iraq on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bme6. Unique identifier: us2000bme6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.5993° East, 34.9144° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:29:52 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 18:29:52 / November 12, 2017 @ 6:29 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jamjamāl, Tozkhurmato, Baynjiwayn (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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