A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Halabjah in Iraq. The temblor was picked up at 08:04:30 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 45.7686 East, latitude 34.8809 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 05:04:30 / November 13, 2017 @ 5:04 am. Unique identifier: us2000bmhw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmhw.
Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baynjiwayn, As Sulaymānīyah, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Baynjiwayn (c. 27 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SSW of Halabjah, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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