A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Qeshm in Iran on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007t1r. Unique identifier: us70007t1r. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 55.7293° East, 27.0715° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:09:07 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 23:39:07 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:39 pm.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar ‘Abbās, Qeshm (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km WNW of Qeshm, Iran.
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