Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 81km ESE of Minab, Iran

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 80 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sat, 18 May 2013 13:57 (Asia/Tehran)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake 88 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, Sat, 11 May 2013 05:08 (Asia/Tehran), which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 80 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sat, 18 May 2013 13:57 (Asia/Tehran)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 May 11:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 18 May 2013 10:57:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 18 May 2013 13:57 (Asia/Tehran)
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 9.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.7678°N / 57.7783°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (49 mi) ESE of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) W of Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) N of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) SW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
M 5.59.7 km81km ESE of Minab, IranUSGS
M 5.510 kmSouthern IranGFZ

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RAK (213.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RAK (215.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was watching youtube on my laptop when i felt it and my wife also called me .. we noticed it but was very mild shake
Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai (303.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Al Nahda, Sharjah (289.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like going Dizzy. Hanging lamps where moving too...
Dubai- all nahda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RAK / not felt
Al Nahda Sharjah (288.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting in the chair watching TV. felt I have dizziness for a while, but I saw the hanging lights were also moving.
Al-Nahda, Sharjah, UAE / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Me and my wife felt it, living in Al-Nahda, Sharjah, UAE
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