Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 99 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 23 October 2017 at 00:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 99 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 23 October 2017 at 00:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Oct 00:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 94.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Oct 2017 00:24:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.78°N / 57.03°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) N of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) S of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) ESE of Dārāb (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) WSW of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) 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.
M 5.010 kmSouthern IranGFZ
M 5.234 km- 80km N of Minab, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
RAS al kheima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Khasab / Weak shaking (MMI III)
279.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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