Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 16 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 11:52 (GMT)

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - 16 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 11:52 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 8 km depth

6 Apr 12:10 UTC: First to report: IRSC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Apr 2016 11:52:05 UTC
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.26°N / 56.42°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) N of Khasab (Musandam, Oman) (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNE of Ras al-Khaimah (Raʼs al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 351,900) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) N of Dibba Al-Fujairah (Dibba Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) NNE of Umm al-Quwain (Imārat Umm al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 62,700) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1051 km (653 mi) SSE of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IRSC
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.88 km16 km of Bandar abbas, HormozganIRSC

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Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 16 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 11:52 (GMT)
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