A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran. Exact location, longitude 55.8112° East, latitude 27.5651° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008u8x. Id of event: us10008u8x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 01:31:32 / May 23, 2017 @ 1:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:01:32 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qeshm, Bandar ‘Abbās (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km NW of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran.
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