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M 4.5 in Iraq on 16 Apr 2018 04:30 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 16 Apr 2018 04:30 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 4670000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 Apr 2018 06:45 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.9 (IRQ)
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: IRQ= 6.9; IRN= 4.6


Known identifiers for this event: us2000e0te (neicid) 659851 (emscid)

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Bisola on President Buhari Commiserates With Iranians, Iraqis Over Devastating Earthquake

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:27:00 +0200nigerianobservernews (en)

ABUJA- President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders to commiserate with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of the Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently. The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (68), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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