A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Iran-Iraq border region kilometers (0 miles) from Iran-Iraq border region. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:10:38 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ajxw. Unique identifier: us7000ajxw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 07:10:38 / July 8, 2020 @ 7:10 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 45.6609 East, latitude 34.2547 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Iraq (c. 29 672 000 pop), Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (c. 51 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Al Miqdādīyah (c. 50 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kifrī (c. 30 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mandalī (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kifrī, Al Miqdādīyah, Mandalī (min 5000 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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