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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Mandali in Iraq

Earthquake location 34.064S, 45.7651WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. Event id: us2000j7x8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j7x8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 14:03:54 / January 6, 2019 @ 2:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.7651° East, 34.064° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:33:54 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Īlām, Al Miqdādīyah, Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km NNE of Mandali, Iraq.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7651° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.064° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NNE 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 2019-01-06 14:03:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-23 19:24:56 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 271 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 1.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000j7x8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j7x8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j7x8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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