A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. Exact location of earthquake, 45.6937° East, 33.5598° North, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cq1f. Event ids that are associated: us2000cq1f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 20:17:35 / January 26, 2018 @ 8:17 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:17:35 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Al ‘Azīzīyah (c. 44 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Al ‘Azīzīyah, Al Miqdādīyah, Īlām. 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 24 km SSE of Mandali, Iraq.
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