A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Chamchamal in Iraq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/18 / 2018-04-16 04:30:34 / April 16, 2018 @ 4:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 44.6164° East, 35.7664° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:30:34 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000e0te. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0te.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Erbil (c. 932 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kirkuk (c. 601 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Koysinceq (c. 45 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ruwāndiz (c. 22 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ruwāndiz, As Sulaymānīyah, Erbil (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NW of Chamchamal, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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