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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Iran-Iraq Border Region on Thursday, 11 January 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Iran-Iraq Border Region on Thursday, 11 January 2018
Date & time: Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.88°N / 45.66°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Sahand (436 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
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"I felt it" reports:
Baghdad / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt 4 earthquakes. They were at around 10am, 10:15am, 10:30am and 11am. The chair felt like shaking and the ceiling fan had a bit of a swing too. Each of them lasted less than a minute.
Sulaimaniya (188.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(135 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(135 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(135.9 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Khalid_sulemaniya (187.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) (209 km NW from epicenter)(no details): لە. سلێمانیش. هەستمان پێ کرد (via EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of)) (138 km NE from epicenter)(no details): i felt in kermanshah. duration is about 4 sec (via EMSC)
(Iran) (48 km NE from epicenter)(no details): وحشت ناک بود در گیلانغرب (via EMSC)
Bald Ruz (Iraq) (68 km W from epicenter)(no details): wooooooooow (via EMSC)
Erbil (Iraq) (325 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I felt it (via EMSC)
Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) (211 km NW from epicenter)(no details): In the same city of Sulaimania, Kurdistan of Iraq. Some people felt while other 5 km form the center of city didn’t. (via EMSC)
Balad (Iraq) (132 km W from epicenter)(no details): North Baghdad (via EMSC)
Marivan (Iran) (198 km N from epicenter)(no details): ما هم احساس کردیم ارمان محمدی از مریوان (via EMSC)
حلبجة (Iraq) (159 km N from epicenter)(no details): لەهەڵەبجەش بوو (via EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of)) (152 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I have felt it but so slow. (via EMSC)
Kermanshah (Iran) (139 km NE from epicenter)(no details): احساس کردم (via EMSC)
Kermanshah (Iran) (139 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Yeah,just stay at home and when it finished go out (via EMSC)
Baghdad (Iraq) (139 km W from epicenter)(no details): نعم (via EMSC)
Kermanshah (Iran) (136 km NE from epicenter)(no details): درکرمانشاه احساس شد (via EMSC)
Ravansar (Iran) (136 km NE from epicenter)(no details): لرزيد (via EMSC)
Baghdad (Iraq) (130 km W from epicenter)(no details): الكرس والثريا بدأت تتحرك (via EMSC)
Baghdad (Iraq) (129 km SW from epicenter)(no details): نعم حسينه بيه (via EMSC)
Baghdad (Iraq) (127 km SW from epicenter)(no details): More stronger one (via EMSC)
(Iraq) (89 km W from epicenter)(no details): الثريات كامت تردح واني وياهن ...ديالى (via EMSC)
Ilam (Iran) (65 km E from epicenter)(no details): Not too strong but shaked us for about 15 seconds (via EMSC)
Gīlān-e Gharb (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) (46 km N from epicenter)(no details): Very extreme. We felt this (via EMSC)

 

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