A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran. Event id: us70007rb0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007rb0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 55.7493° East, latitude 27.142° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 12:30:47 / February 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:47 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bandar-e Lengeh, Qeshm, Bandar ‘Abbās.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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-three 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km W of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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