Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Al-Ba\'aj District, 56 km west of Sinjār, Sinjar, Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 1:17 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Al-Ba\'aj District, 56 km west of Sinjār, Sinjar, Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 1:17 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 11:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
26 Jan 11:23: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km (from 1.2 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.6 mi) towards SE.
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26 Jan 11:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km (from 1.2 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.9 km (5.6 mi) towards S.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 11:27
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 58 km southeast of Al Ḩasakah, Syria
5.2 quake 26 Jan 1:17 pm (GMT +2)
5.2 quake 26 Jan 1:17 pm (GMT +2)
Just 9 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria. The tremor was recorded around noon on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 1:17 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9.
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 58 km from the epicenter, Sinjār (pop. 38,300) 70 km away, Nisibis (pop. 89,000) 109 km away, Ad Darbāsīyah (pop. 21,500) 118 km away, and Dayr az Zawr (pop. 242,600) 124 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 11:17:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 1:17 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.15°N / 41.29°E (Al-Ba'aj District, Mosul, Iraq)
Nearest volcano: Sharat Kovakab (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Sinjār (pop: 38,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) W of Al Mawşil al Jadīdah (pop: 2,065,600) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) W of Mosul (pop: 1,739,800) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) W of Mosul (pop: 1,739,800) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SW of Zakho (Dahūk) (pop: 95,100) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) WSW of Tallkayf (Tel Kaif) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Dahuk (Dahūk) (pop: 284,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Sīnah (Dahūk) (pop: 128,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of Al-Hamdaniya District (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) NW of Bagdad (Baghdad) (pop: 7,216,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 13.1°C (56 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.910 kmSYRIA-IRAQ BORDER REGIONEMSC
M 4.910 kmIraqGFZ
M 5.438 kmSURIYE, SyriaKOERI-RETMC
M 5.310 kmIraqBMKG
M 4.910 km47 Km SE of Al Ḩasakah, SyriaUSGS
M 4.810 km892 Km NE of El Arish, SyriaENSN

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
51.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
982.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
München (2766.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
766.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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