A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 56.6438° East, latitude 27.5219° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 00:11:19 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000d764. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d764. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 20:41:19 / March 21, 2018 @ 8:41 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qeshm, Mīnāb, Bandar ‘Abbās (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mīnāb (c. 70 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km NE of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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