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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Mandali in Iraq

Earthquake location 33.5653S, 45.7786WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Mandali in Iraq. Event id: us2000k8gu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k8gu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/19 / 2019-04-01 10:53:35 / April 1, 2019 @ 10:53 am. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7786 East, latitude 33.5653 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:53:35 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Al Miqdādīyah, Mehrān, Īlām (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SE of Mandali, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.7786° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 33.5653° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2019-04-01 10:53:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-01 11:07:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 298 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 1.548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 us2000k8gu Id of event.
Event Code 2000k8gu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k8gu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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