Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 63 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 10:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 63 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 10:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

10 Feb 11:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Feb 2019 10:54:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.04°N / 55.67°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) W of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) W of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNW of Ras al-Khaimah (Raʼs al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 351,900) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.110 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.110 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
5.310 km- 73km W of Qeshm, IranUSGS
5.310 km伊朗CEIC

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Planta de energía, en la ciudad de Sohar (306.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Tuvimos mareos, pensamos que se trataba de las máquinas con las que trabajamos, (reported through our app)  
Ras al Khaimah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharjah (190.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nothing, or at least I didn't realize (reported through our app)  
DUBAI / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Aquarium was with waves ,for about 10 seconds  
Sharjah / not felt : Not felt  
Ajman (190.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
41 km of Zayed City, Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi (401.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Thumrait, Oman. / not felt : Did not feel it in Thumrait, Oman.  
near Qeshm, Hormozgan (41.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)  
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Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Al Khatim, Abu Dhabi (392 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharjah (194.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Dibba fujairah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai, UAE / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt my chair was going crazy and head a bit dizzy on the 11th level of the building.  
Ajman / not felt
Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Dibba Al-Hisn, Fujairah (159 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dubai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt very weak shaking but no objects moving  
Ras Al Khaimah / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ras Al Khaimah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mina Al Arab (148.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted for five seconds, approx., but shaking happened in intervals, not in one constant rumbling.  
Ras Al Khaimah / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ajman / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bandar Abbas / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nakheel Ajman UAE (183.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Buhairah Corniche / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : felt light shakes at the top of the building.  
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I am working at the 29th floor of a business tower. Noticed a weird noise coming from the building first, then the cords of the curtains moving. It was a weak earthquake, I wouldn't have felt it if i was on ground level.  
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai (280.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sharjah (189 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bandar abbas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Ras al-Khaimah (162.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Moderate shaking, windows shook a little bit. (reported through our app)  
(United Arab Emirates, 205 km S of epicenter) : Wackelnder Lampenschirm (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 63 km E of epicenter) : I was at home, the walls shakes, it was a horrible situation (reported through EMSC)  
گچین (Iran, 32 km E of epicenter) : I felt the uniform semi heavy wave of earthquake for about 7 seconds.I'm now in North Part of Qeshm Island. (reported through EMSC)  
Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates, 149 km S of epicenter) : Was asleep and felt the bed moving (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 62 km E of epicenter) : Fell in qeshm island iran (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 11 Feb 2019 04:12 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Feb 2019 14:56 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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