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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Halabjah in Iraq

Earthquake location 35.0015S, 45.728WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SW 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 2017-12-11 14:09:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-11 14:37:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 27 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 446 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 0.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000c2ue Id of event.
Event Code 2000c2ue An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c2ue, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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