A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Halabjah in Iraq on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c2ue. Id of event: us2000c2ue. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.66 km (7 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:56 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/12/17 / 2017-12-11 14:09:56 / December 11, 2017 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.728 East, latitude 35.0015 North, depth = 11.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Javānrūd (c. 38 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tozkhurmato, Jamjamāl, Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 30 km SW of Halabjah, Iraq.
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