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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 45 km SW of Halabjah, Iraq



Earthquake location 34.9144S, 45.5993WA 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 45 km SW of Halabjah, Iraq.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5993° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SW of Halabjah, Iraq Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-12 18:29:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-12 21:03:46 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 4.1 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 433 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us2000bme6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bme6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bme6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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