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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran

Earthquake location 27.391S, 55.3354WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbas in Iran on Monday. Id of earthquake: us60008g7m. Event ids that are associated: us60008g7m. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 22:04:25 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:04 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:34:25 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7.97 km, 55.3354° East, 27.391° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.97 km (5 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Qeshm, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bandar ‘Abbās (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Bandar ‘Abbās (c. 352 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Qeshm (c. 25 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Bandar-e Lengeh (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Iran (c. 76 923 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, 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. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 96 km WNW of Bandar ‘Abbas, Iran.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 55.3354° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.391° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km WNW of Bandar 'Abbas, Iran Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-15 22:04:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 22:37:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 210 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60008g7m Id of event.
Event Code 60008g7m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008g7m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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