A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran on Sunday. Event id: us70007raz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007raz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 55.7733 East, latitude 27.2948 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:54:54 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 12:24:54 / February 16, 2020 @ 12:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qeshm, Bandar ‘Abbās. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop). Close country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 WNW of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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