A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 14:15:08 / January 6, 2019 @ 2:15 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7236 East, latitude 34.065 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j0tq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j0tq. The temblor was picked up at 17:45:08 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kifrī, Īlām, Al Miqdādīyah (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km NNE of Mandali, Iraq.
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