A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Halabjah in Iraq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5299 East, latitude 34.9152 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:42:36 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 16:42:36 / November 22, 2017 @ 4:42 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bsx1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsx1.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jamjamāl, Javānrūd, Baynjiwayn. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km SW of Halabjah, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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