A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mandali in Iraq on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7389 East, latitude 33.6467 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 05:02:46 / January 29, 2020 @ 5:02 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:32:46 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60007isz. Event ids that are associated: us60007isz.
Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Īlām (c. 140 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mehrān (c. 11 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb, Al Miqdādīyah, Mehrān (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SE of Mandali, Iraq. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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