Earthquakes in the world on November 12 , 2017 (M4.5 or more)

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Strong earthquake far out of the Tohoku coast, Honshu Japan
Massive deadly earthquake at the Iran-iraq border area

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Nov 12 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Kermanshah - Strong shaking
  • Doha - about 2 mins...but no damaged occur
  • kermanshah - Strong shaking
  • GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 12 22:30 4.6 10 MAP
  • Fintas - I felt for 30-60 seconds ; we were in the 7 th floor of Lulua Center residential building . Fintas , Kuwait swinging and we run to the road when the tremor stopped.
  • Erbil - Lasted maybe two minutes. I live in villa. Curtains swinging in my house and crane across the street violently swinging... I thought it would snap in half. Crane shook for a long time but that is only because it already had momentum.
  • Derek/Al Malikeyyeh - Light shaking
  • Salmiya - It lasted for few seconds when I was steping into the tub to shower and felt dizzy or should I say very similiar to hangover.
  • Kalar - It was at 06:01 PM +GTM, it was just few seconds (2-3). No Damage. Yesterday was a real shake in my town.
  • ABU Dhabi - It wasn't a pleasant feeling, with a sickness feeling. It lasted anything between 20 and 40 seconds.
  • EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 12 22:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kamaishi, Japan Nov 12 22:24 5.8 9 MAP
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Nov 12 22:24 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 12 21:33 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Halabjah, Iraq Nov 12 18:29 5.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 12 18:29 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sar Qalah - Shaking lasted about 45 seconds. Adjacent drilling rig wobbled ominously and rattled loudly.
  • Darbandikhan city - It was really scary
  • Mangaf - Shaking of 1mins
  • sulaymaniah - Very strong shaking
  • Diyala - It lasted about 2 minutes, strong shaking causing swaying of buildings but no damage.
  • USGS Halabjah, Iraq Nov 12 18:18 7.3 23 MAP
  • Cebu City - Light shaking
  • Bali - Very weak shaking
  • Kashipur - no
  • Kuwait City - Light shaking
  • Jabriya - Strong shaking
  • Khaitan - Very weak shaking
  • Erbil - Felt like I was on a water bed, being firmly shaken. Lasted less than 3 minutes
  • baghdad - Light shaking
  • manama - Very weak shaking
  • Doha - 2 minutes
  • Mangaf - It just made my chair shake. No noises.
  • Baghdad - Weak shaking
  • Baghdad - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - I felt the building shaking during 1-2 seconds, I live in the 18th floor.
  • Al Taji - Moderate shaking
  • Taji - 30-45 seconds duration; no damage witnessed
  • Manama - Weak shaking
  • Al Rifai - Weak shaking
  • Manama - Very weak shaking
  • Dohuk - 30 seconds of light shake, things moving in the house
  • Baghdad - the fans kept moving left and right
  • Mangaf - Very strong shaking
  • Baghdad - Light shaking
  • missan - The shaking was small to moderate, it last about 30 seconds, no dammage.
  • バスラ - Weak shaking
  • Mangaf - Strong shaking
  • Seef - Weak shaking
  • Kuwait City - It lasted for about 30 seconds. I was doing some work and my table just started vibrating violently a lot. Nothing was damaged though.
  • fahaheel - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - Sport City - it was shaking for 5 seconds
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - We felt the 5 seconds
  • Doha - Very weak shaking
  • Salmiya - Moderate shaking
  • Masafi - Light shaking
  • Jabriya - Was really strong i felt like my apartment was gonna fall,i was so scared when it happened i moved from one place to another. it lasted about 2 seconds but was really strong. People started to call and ask us if your fine.
  • Baghdad - Shacking lasted 3-4 min. No damaged noticed. The shacking was enough to make you feel light headed and lose your balance.
  • Salmiya - We were sitting on the couch and it felt like we were in a yacht on sea waves.
  • kuwait city - 5 secondes
  • Salymia - Sitting in my car at traffic light car was moving back an forth
  • Sulaimaniya - It was a strong earthquake and it took about 5 to 7 minutes. I felt my chair was shaking and glasses in the cupboard rattling. The residents in my apartment went out.
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Kuwait - Very weak shaking
  • Kuwait city - 2 tremors lasting 5-7s about 30s apart
  • salmya - about 45 seconds
  • Abbasiya - Weak shaking
  • Salmiya - Moderate shaking
  • Doha - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - Nothing fell down from shelf. Lights were swinging and really felt the building shaking from 10th floor at around 10:30pm. Lot of people went outside
  • Dammam - 30 min
  • Salmiya - Moderate shaking
  • erbil - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Was laying on the bed when it felt like a rocking boat; I looked at the lamps and there swinging indeed. It stayed for up to 30 seconds!
  • Salmiya - Weak shaking
  • Alnajaf - We are out side right now
  • DUBAI MARINA - No damage. Everything in room was shaking. Lasted about 30 seconds
  • Erbil - The ceiling fan was shaking and the doors were moving by self. I felt extremely dizzy.
  • Saar - It was around 21:20 AST I felt the floor shaking and I knew that it was the earthquake after a while I did google search and it confirmed an earthquake near Iran Iraq border
  • Hawalli - The effect is very much felt that lasted about 15-20secs. Sort of back to back shake up. Most tenants of our tower decides to go down and stay down for awhile as precaution.
  • Salmiya - 30 secs
  • Salmiya - it felt like the building itself was swaying side to side
  • salmiya - Moderate shaking
  • Basra - 2 -3minutes
  • Abu Halifa - no damage,was for 25 minutes
  • Baghdad - No damage. Shook for about 30-45 seconds!
  • Manama - Moderate shaking
  • Salmiya - Weak shaking
  • Tehran - Weak shaking
  • kuwait - Light shaking
  • Salwa - Light shaking
  • Salmiya - everything was shaking.
  • Kuwait City - strong and we were in shock
  • Kuwait city - I was sitting on sofa against with head against my wall n it was like a small vibration for about less than a min
  • Doha - The walls made a cracking noise for about 5 minutes. Putting our ear against the wall, we heard the cracking more clearly but it sounded like a swing. The noise was rocking back and forth although we didn’t feel actual rocking nor shaking. It was the noise that made us evacuate the building realizing it was an earthquake.
  • Mahboula - 5 secs shake
  • urmia - Weak shaking
  • Sulaymaniyah - Strong shaking
  • Abu Dhabi - Light shaking
  • Samawah - I was looking through old pictures when I suddenly felt the bed rocking. The shaking lasted about 5 minutes or so. The chandelier was swaying back and forth, looking like it was about to fall. Doors were opening and closing as well.
  • Hawalli - Very strong shaking
  • Khatian - Light shaking
  • Sulaymaniyah - It was just like the end of existence... the EQ was extremely powerful but hopefully, thanks to god it didn\'t last much.
  • Maidan Hawally - Light shaking
  • Salmiya - Light shaking
  • mangaf - 15-20 secs time: 9:24
  • Manama - For a few seconds, observed when my aquarium water starter shaking and chandeliers shaking.
  • Tel-Aviv - Light shaking
  • Dohuk - Five seconds, very strong heaves left and right
  • Fahahil - This is Khalid working with SK E&C organization in Kuwait. I was laying on the floor at 6th floor and talking to my relative by mobile, mean while I observe shaking the entire building, immediately I notify my room mate to scape from building and also suggest him not to use lift. Now almost one hours past and my heart is not allowing me to go in my flat.
  • Messila - Light shaking
  • rafha saudi arabia - 5 seconds slight shaking
  • Abu halifa - Strong shaking
  • Abu Dhabi - We were sitting in the sofa and we felt the shaking.
  • abbasiya - Strong shaking
  • Salmiya - Strong shaking
  • Baghdad - I was in the bed when the desk started shaking heavily, followed by the bed strongly rocking side to side, the lights were swaying. It began at around 9:20 Baghdad time and lasted almost a minute.
  • Zakho - Floor was shaking, felt disoriented
  • Hawally - Light shaking
  • Darbandikhan, Iraq - one month ago, very strong earthquake was happened and magnitude was 7.3 every day we felt...
  • GEOFON Iran-iraq Border Region Nov 12 18:18 7.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Basra - Lasted approx 2 minutes, made my chair shake
  • Erbil - Very long lasting (circ 75 seconds) of lateral shaking, moderate-strong shaking causing swaying of buildings but no damage.
  • Baghdad - Strong shaking
  • balad - 1 _ 2 minute.
  • Taji - 30-45 seconds
  • Tehran, shemiranat - Light shaking
  • Kuwait City - 7 seconds
  • Tehran - Light shaking
  • Kuwait - Light shaking
  • bagdad - back and forth movement no damage seen
  • Sulaymaniyah - 10 sec.
  • Baghdad - Weak shaking
  • Erbil - First time in a situation like this the floor and the chair shook like its on water
  • dubai - sitting on my 17th floor appartment , working on my desk, when i felt someone rocking my deskchair , it was a strong Movement !!! (arround 10:24 dubai time )
  • Kuwait city - 5 seconds maximum weak shake
  • Salmiyah - Moderate shaking
  • Maysan - Horrible earthquake
  • Bayan - Bed started shaking me and my mom woke up
  • Ballad - It lasted about 20 seconds at peak then 1-2 minutes total. No damage to report but I'm in the desert nothing around me felt like riding in an airplane!
  • Mezzeh - Chandelier, Art, And Hanging Shaking lightly, Table shaking barely, water in a bottle was shaking but the bottle wasn't
  • Sulimaniyah - Lasted for a good minute. House swayed fairly intensely even after the quake subsided. Heard rumbling across the city though have not seen visible damage.
  • Baghdad - Nothing damaged around me but its was huge shak i never feel like this the earth was shaking and i saw trees and every thing was ahaking it was very huge we are still in shock
  • Kuwait - Lights shaking, fish tank overflowed, people evacuated the building, 7-10 seconds light shaking followed by several weak aftershocks
  • Kuwait - Very weak shaking
  • baghdad - it lasted for about 30 to 40 seconds. Not even a slight damage. The ceiling fan started shaking, and felt my chair shaking too.
  • Jabriya - 2 seconds. No damage.
  • Hateen - Short shaking
  • Erbil - Light shaking
  • Salmiya - Moderate shaking
  • Kuwait - A moment of a swift right to left slide. At first it seemed unreal until I noticed the hanging objects were moving to confirm the experience.
  • netanya - Light shaking
  • Baghdad - Watched vehicles rock back and forth, light poles and palm trees sway and felt the ground shake for at least 2 minutes.
  • Sulaimaniya - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Nov 12 12:07 4.7 158 MAP
    USGS Isangel, Vanuatu Nov 12 09:54 4.9 80 MAP
    EMSC Vanuatu Nov 12 09:54 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Nov 12 07:01 5.0 55 MAP
  • nukualofa - just felt earthquake but not sure
  • yes - Weak shaking
  • USGS Nuku`alofa, Tonga Nov 12 07:01 4.8 23 MAP
    EMSC Tonga Nov 12 07:01 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dinagat, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.7 65 MAP
    EMSC Leyte, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.7 62 MAP
    GEOFON Leyte, Philippines Nov 12 06:33 4.8 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Carlsberg Ridge Nov 12 04:51 4.8 200 MAP
    USGS Carlsberg Ridge Nov 12 04:51 5.3 10 MAP
    GEOFON Carlsberg Ridge Nov 12 04:51 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC West Chile Rise Nov 12 03:34 4.9 10 MAP
    USGS West Chile Rise Nov 12 03:34 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mendoza, Argentina Nov 12 01:31 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Mendoza, Argentina Nov 12 01:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tadine, New Caledonia Nov 12 00:11 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Loyalty Islands Nov 12 00:11 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Latitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
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    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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