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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 73 km W of Qeshm, Iran

Earthquake location 27.0748S, 55.5409WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Qeshm in Iran on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 55.5409° East, latitude 27.0748° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000jfx7. Event ids that are associated: us2000jfx7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 14:24:48 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/02/19 / 2019-02-10 10:54:48 / February 10, 2019 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Lengeh, Bandar ‘Abbās, Qeshm (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km W of Qeshm, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 55.5409° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.0748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km W of Qeshm, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-10 10:54:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-10 11:19:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 435 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jfx7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jfx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jfx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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