Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 79 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sun, 12 May 2013 03:07 (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 22 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 79 km southeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sun, 12 May 2013 03:07 (Asia/Tehran)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

12 May 00:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 12 May 2013 00:07:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 12 May 2013 03:07 (Asia/Tehran)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.7663°N / 57.7685°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
293 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!
425 km (264 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.680 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
M 5.625 km80km ESE of Minab, IranUSGS
M 5.620 kmSouthern IranGFZ

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deira dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sharjah (288.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 14 th floor lights shaking hanged clothes moving inside the room
Abu dhabi (408.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Abu dhabi (408.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dubai, UAE (290.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wind chime started ringing without the wind. Could feel the building swinging.
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