A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Al Miqdadiyah in Iraq. The temblor was reported at 15:06:04 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.1538° East, 33.9141° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 12:06:04 / March 12, 2019 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000je35. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000je35.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baghdad, Balad, Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb. Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Baghdad (c. 5 672 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Baqubah (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Khāliş (c. 70 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Balad (c. 42 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 21 km ESE of Al Miqdadiyah, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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