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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Chamchamal in Iraq

Earthquake location 35.4847S, 45.0181WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Chamchamal in Iraq on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 12.42 km, 45.0181° East, 35.4847° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.42 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/20 / 2020-04-29 17:01:35 / April 29, 2020 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us60009ety. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009ety. The temblor was picked up at 20:01:35 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from As Sulaymānīyah (c. 723 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kirkuk (c. 601 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bāneh (c. 104 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Jamjamāl (c. 75 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tozkhurmato (c. 59 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from (c. 57 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Koysinceq (c. 45 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bāneh, , Kifrī (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km ESE of Chamchamal, Iraq.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.0181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Chamchamal, Iraq Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-29 17:01:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-29 17:22:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 356 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 0.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us60009ety Id of event.
Event Code 60009ety An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009ety, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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