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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Halabjah in Iraq

Earthquake location 34.8809S, 45.7686WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7686° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSW 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 2017-11-13 05:04:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 05:43:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 3.753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us2000bmhw Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmhw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmhw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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