A 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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