Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake – Tel Afar district, Nineveh, 61 km southwest of Zakho, Duhok, Iraq, on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 02:43 (GMT +3)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.3 to 0 km depth
September 24 23:47 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
24 Sep 23:50: Now using EMSC data updates
September 24 23:53: Depth of the hypocenter recalculated from 9.0 to 0.0 km (5.6 to 0 mi). Epicenter location corrected 21 km (13 mi) to the NW.
Updated Fri Sep 24, 2021, 23:57
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes early in the morning 61 km southwest of Zakho, Iraq
4.3 earthquake September 25 02:43 (GMT +3)
The earthquake struck at a very shallow depth of 0 km below the epicenter near Zakho, Zakho District, Duhok, Iraq, in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2:43 a.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
A second report was later released by the Kandilli Observatory and the Istanbul Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI-RETMC), which classified it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Silopi (pop. 74,800) located 55 km from the epicenter, Cizre (pop. 81,000) at 57 km, Sinjar (pop. 38,300) 60 km, Zakho (population 95,100) 61 km, İdil (pop. 23,000) 61 km, Sīnah (pop. 128,800) 80 km, Tallkayf (pop. 23,500) 95 km , Al Mawşil al Jadīdah (pop. 2,065,600) 102 km and Mosul (1,739,800 inhabitants) 103 km.
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Date and hour : 24 Sep 2021 23:43:13 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Saturday 25 September 2021 02:43 (GMT +3)
Depth: 0.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 36.82 ° N / 42.14 ° E↗ (Tel Afar District, Nineveh, Iraq)
Antipode: 36.82 ° S / 137.86 ° W↗
Nearest volcano: Sharat Kovakab (132 km)
Nearby towns and villages:
55 km (34 mi) SSO of Silopi (Şırnak, Turkey) (pop: 74,800) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
57 km (35 mi) south of Cizre (Şırnak, Turkey) (pop: 81,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Sinjar (pop: 38,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
61 km (38 mi) southwest of Zakho (Dahik) (pop: 95,100) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
61 km (38 mi) to SSE of dil (Şırnak, Turkey) (pop: 23,000) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
80 km (50 mi) west of Snah (Dahūk) (pop: 128,800) -> See nearby earthquakes!
95 km (59 mi) to WNW of Talkayf (Tel Kaif) (pop: 23,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
102 km (63 mi) to WNW of Al Mawşil al Jadīdah (pop: 2,065,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
103 km (64 mi) to WNW of Mosul (pop: 1,739,800) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
438 km (272 mi) NNW of Baghdad (Baghdad) (pop: 7,216,000) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Scattered clouds 22.4 ° C (72 F), humidity: 43%, wind: 3 m / s (5 kts) from NW
Main data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Center)
Estimated energy released: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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