A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 13:54:30 / December 30, 2019 @ 1:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:24:30 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000705z. Unique identifier: us7000705z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 56.6391° East, latitude 27.3933° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mīnāb (c. 70 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qeshm, Mīnāb, Bandar ‘Abbās (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km ENE of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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