A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kirkuk in Iraq. The temblor was detected at 10:13:56 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008gdm. Id of event: us60008gdm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 07:13:56 / March 16, 2020 @ 7:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 44.2425 East, latitude 35.6367 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Erbil (c. 932 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Kirkuk (c. 601 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Koysinceq (c. 45 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tozkhurmato, Erbil, Koysinceq (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 23 km NW of Kirkuk, Iraq.
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