Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 46 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 12:30 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 46 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 12:30 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Feb 12:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Feb 16 12:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Date & time: 16 Feb 2020 12:30:47 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 12:30 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.12°N / 55.82°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) W of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) W of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) N of Ras al-Khaimah (Raʼs al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 351,900) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (205 mi) NNE of abudhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 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.
5.710 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.510 kmSouthern IranEMSC
5.530 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
5.110 km51km W of Bandar 'Abbas, IranUSGS
5.538 kmSouthern IranBMKG
5.530 km伊朗南部 (Iran)CEIC
5.817 km13 km of Laft, Hormozgan (Iran)IRSC

User reports for this quake (35)

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Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan (559.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 1000 atomic bombs,impressive energy  
Sharjah (202.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Qeshm / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Qeshm  
Sharjah (211.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ajman / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bandar abbas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Long and powerful; terrible  
bandarabbas / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Bandar ‘Abbās / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sharjah (200.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dubai South / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bandar Abbas (50 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Glasses and plates rattling, building shaking. 3 aftershocks felt, the 3rd being the biggest. (reported through our app)  
Dubai (210.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mild tremor with light shaking of the window panels felt (reported through our app)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 49 km E of epicenter) : We were at 4th floor of building so it felt much more terrifying. The entire building was twisting, turning and shaking. Our bookshelf was rattling but nothing dropped (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 215 km S of epicenter) : It was a slight earthquake, probably the epicenter was far from Dubai (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 46 km E of epicenter) : شديد بود (reported through EMSC)  
Al Barsha 1 (United Arab Emirates, 234 km S of epicenter) : I felt earthquake in Dubai (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 53 km E of epicenter) : خیلی طولانی و شدید (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 52 km E of epicenter) : We scaped out of apartment (reported through EMSC)  
Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3851 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 1076 km N of epicenter) : احساس شد (reported through EMSC)  
Al Maqtaa (United Arab Emirates, 332 km SW of epicenter) : TV, lighting were moving. I felt the shaking (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 251 km S of epicenter) : I feel in Dubai (reported through EMSC)  
Nadd Shamma (United Arab Emirates, 219 km S of epicenter) : Im in dubai not felt (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 215 km S of epicenter) : Felt very strong (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 186 km S of epicenter) : Si yo lo sentí estaba en mi sillón acostada sentí como tembló y se movió el adorno que tenía arriba del techo. (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 149 km S of epicenter) : I was on the sixth floor of 15 stories building (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar-e Lengeh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 114 km SW of epicenter) : fuck (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 52 km E of epicenter) : خیلی شدید بود ۱۵ ثانیه طول مشید (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 52 km E of epicenter) : شدید و طولانی بود (reported through EMSC)  
Qeshm (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 50 km SE of epicenter) : ما قشم بودیم احساس کردیم کجا بوده مرکزش (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 46 km E of epicenter) : خیلی شدید بود اول از یک زلزله خفیف شروع شد بعد از حدود ۲ دقیقه زلزله شدید اومد (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 46 km E of epicenter) : It was too longlate,about 30 seconds non stop (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 44 km S of epicenter) : Qeshm (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 02 Mar 2020 00:07 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 11:42 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 16 Feb 2020 14:10 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

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