Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 85km ESE of Minab, Iran

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 88 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sat, 11 May 2013 05:08 (Asia/Tehran)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 88 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sat, 11 May 2013 05:08 (Asia/Tehran)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

11 May 02:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 11 May 2013 02:08:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 11 May 2013 05:08 (Asia/Tehran)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.7837°N / 57.8804°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) ESE of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) E of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) S of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) W of Iranshahr (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) WNW of Qasr-e-Qand (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) N of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SSE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SW of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.230 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
M 6.014 km89km ESE of Minab, IranUSGS
M 6.210 kmSouthern IranGFZ
M 5.9kmSouthern IranGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (24)

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Ras Al Khaimer, UAE / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My husband and I were both awoken. The bed was shaking for approximately 15 to 30 seconds We were on the top floor of a 3 story building. I felt slight shorter shake some time later.
Ajman, UAE / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I finished reading the Quran and saw the lamp swaying
dubai (332.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lasted for 10 secs, light shaking.
Sharjah, buhairah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Saturday morning between 6:05 am to 6:15 am,we could feel building shaking,chandeliers in the hall were continuously moving indicating the tremor,checked local news site but nothing was reported
Sharjah, buhairah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Saturday morning between 6:05 am to 6:15 am,we could feel building shaking,chandeliers in the hall were continuously moving indicating the tremor,checked local news site but nothing was reported
dudai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
dudai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
dubai / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was for few seconds only but was felt.
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
dubai (329.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III) : While reading news paper I felt that objects are moving .
Ras al khaimah (223.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Al hamra (241.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The shaking woke me from my sleep
Sharjah (300 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking
Dubai (331.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Dubai (331.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Al Hamra, RAK (241.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Chandelier started shaking
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai (301.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
DUBAI / Weak shaking (MMI III)
AJMAN-UAE / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : i FELT A SUDDEN JERK ON MY UPPER BODY AS I SAT AT MY TABLE AND THE LIGHTS WERE SHAKING
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 305 km SW of epicenter) : Was so weak, but I got up, so at the beginning I was thinking was not an earthquake. But when I checked the time of this earthquake, I realized it was. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (144 quakes):
  • 16 Oct 2013 03:44 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jul 2013 22:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2013 21:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2013 04:55 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2013 04:04 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2013 11:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    25.4 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2013 06:49 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Jul 2013 14:03 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2013 04:38 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jun 2013 22:35 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 03:48 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jun 2013 18:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jun 2013 07:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jun 2013 20:05 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jun 2013 13:26 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jun 2013 21:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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