Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 53 km southeast of Al Hasakah, Syria, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +2) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 4.9 quake Al-Ba'aj District, 56 km west of Sinjār, Sinjar, Mosul, Iraq, 26 Jan 2021 1:17 pm (GMT +2), which followed after 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 53 km southeast of Al Hasakah, Syria, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 7 km depth

26 Jan 10:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 10:21
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria
4.4 quake 26 Jan 12:02 pm (GMT +2)
4.4 quake 26 Jan 12:02 pm (GMT +2)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria. The tremor was recorded around noon on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 12:02 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 7 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Al Ḩasakah (pop. 81,500) located 53 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sinjār (pop. 38,300) located 62 km from the epicenter, Nisibis (pop. 89,000) 97 km away, and Ad Darbāsīyah (pop. 21,500) 109 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 10:02:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.2°N / 41.2°E (Al Hasakah, Syria)
Nearest volcano: Sharat Kovakab (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SE of Al Hasakah (pop: 81,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Sinjār (Nineveh, Iraq) (pop: 38,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Nisibis (Mardin, Turkey) (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Ad Darbāsīyah (Al-Darbasiyah) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NE of Dayr az Zawr (Deir ez-Zor) (pop: 242,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNE of Al Mayādīn (Deir ez-Zor) (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNE of Subaykhān (Abu Kamal, Deir ez-Zor) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) N of Ālbū Kamāl (Deir ez-Zor) (pop: 57,600) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) E of Rakka (Ar-Raqqah) (pop: 177,600) --> See nearby quakes!
539 km (335 mi) NE of Damascus (Dimashq) (pop: 1,569,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 12.5°C (55 F), humidity: 38%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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