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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Iran-Iraq border region



Earthquake location 34.1883S, 45.3812WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Iran-Iraq border region kilometers (0 miles) from Iran-Iraq border region. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.34 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 45.3812° East, 34.1883° North, depth 27.34 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmmh. Unique identifier: us2000bmmh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:00:46 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 15:00:46 / November 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Baqubah (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Khāliş (c. 70 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Khāliş, Baqubah, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: Iran-Iraq border region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.3812° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Iran-Iraq border region 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 15:00:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 16:40:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 4.078 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 165 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 us2000bmmh Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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