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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Mandali in Iraq

Earthquake location 33.6339S, 45.7439WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 21:29:10 / January 31, 2018 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000cdef. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000cdef. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.7439 East, latitude 33.6339 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:59:10 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Miqdādīyah, Mehrān, Īlām. Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 21 km SE of Mandali, Iraq.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7439° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.6339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SE 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 2018-01-31 21:29:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 22:02:39 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 259 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 1.479 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000cdef Id of event.
Event Code 1000cdef An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cdef, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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