Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 205 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 10:28 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 205 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 10:28 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 May 10:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
May 11 10:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.9.
May 11 10:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 11 May 2019 10:28:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.83°N / 45.71°E (Iraq)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) NNW of Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (Iran) (pop: 51,600)
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Halabja (pop: 57,300)
70 km (44 mi) ENE of Kifrī (Kifri) (pop: 30,100)
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Sulaymaniyah (pop: 723,200)
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Baynjiwayn (Penjwin) (pop: 27,100)
99 km (61 mi) E of Tuz Khurmatu (pop: 59,900)
205 km (127 mi) NE of Baghdad (pop: 7,216,000)
289 km (179 mi) SE of Al Mawşil al Jadīdah (pop: 2,065,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 kmIran-Iraq Border RegionGFZ
M 5.310 kmIran-iraq Border RegionEMSC
M 5.18 km9 km of Ezgele, Kermanshah (Iraq)IRSC
M 5.110 kmWestern IranBMKG
M 5.310 km32km SW of Halabjah, IraqUSGS
M 5.210 kmIran-Iraq Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.010 km伊拉克 (Iraq)CEIC

User reports for this quake (21)

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Papakura / not felt : how many rags died
32 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 352 km N of epicenter) : It was a 3.1 magnitude quake according to my colleague in Tabriz Siesmology Center and Geophysic institute of Tehran University. Reply: Tehran Univ report it as M5.1;IGUT&date=2019-05-11 (reported through EMSC)
Tozkhurmato (Iraq, 108 km W of epicenter) : what the hill...? (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 86 km S of epicenter) : گیلانغرب احساس شد (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 118 km SE of epicenter) : اره کم نبود 8ثانیه بود (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 299 km NW of epicenter) : Tabriz city (reported through EMSC)
As Sulaymaniyah (Iraq, 80 km NW of epicenter) : هزة قصيرة و صعوبة الشعور بها (reported through EMSC)
As Sulaymaniyah (Iraq, 78 km NW of epicenter) : لە سلێمانی هەست پێ نەكرا (reported through EMSC)
Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 50 km S of epicenter) : قدرتش کم نبود! (reported through EMSC)
Halabja (Iraq, 36 km N of epicenter) : I felt it , just shake the room! (reported through EMSC)
Halabja (Iraq, 35 km N of epicenter) : Ohhhhhhhi hated very very (reported through EMSC)
Ḩalabjah (Iraq, 34 km NE of epicenter) : halabja bahez bo (reported through EMSC)
Baghdad (Iraq, 215 km SW of epicenter) : Felt nothing in Baghdad (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 149 km SE of epicenter) : توی کرمانشاه زلزله رو احساس بعضی‌هامون حس کردیم بعضیا نه. لوسترها و وسایل آویز تکان خوردن (reported through EMSC)
As Sulaymaniyah (Iraq, 68 km NW of epicenter) : Darbandikhan (reported through EMSC)
As Sulaymaniyah (Iraq, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Felt nothin in Sulaymaniyah (reported through EMSC)
Halabja (Iraq, 39 km NE of epicenter) : لە هەڵەبجە هەستمانپێ کرد in halabja (reported through EMSC)
Halabja (Iraq, 38 km NE of epicenter) : In halabja we felt it about 5 second (reported through EMSC)
Halabja (Iraq, 37 km NE of epicenter) : we all felt it (reported through EMSC)
Darbandikhān (Iraq, 15 km N of epicenter) : بەهێزبوو خوا بمان پارێزێت (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 205 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, 11 May 10:28 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 22 Jun 2019 23:35 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 19 Jun 2019 14:14 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 11 Jun 2019 06:11 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 27 May 2019 18:10 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 25 May 2019 18:37 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 25 May 2019 18:31 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 25 May 2019 18:26 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 205 km northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 10:28 (GMT)

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