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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Mandali in Iraq



Earthquake location 33.8915S, 45.6577WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. The temblor was reported at 03:07:17 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.6577° East, 33.8915° North. Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 23:37:17 / November 12, 2017 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bmg1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmg1.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Īlām, Al Miqdādīyah, Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km NNE of Mandali, Iraq.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6577° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.8915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNE of Mandali, 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 23:37:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 00:54:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 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 246 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 4.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us2000bmg1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmg1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmg1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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