A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Qeshm in Iran. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 55.9277 East, latitude 27.0691 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 19:41:13 / February 12, 2020 @ 7:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007t1p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007t1p. The temblor was picked up at 23:11:13 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bandar ‘Abbās, Qeshm. Close country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km WNW of Qeshm, Iran.
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