Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 119 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 5 March 2015 at 22:54 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 119 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 5 March 2015 at 22:54 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Mar 23:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 5 23:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 5 Mar 2015 22:54:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.13°N / 56.85°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) NNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) S of Bardsīr (Bardsir, Kerman) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (149 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
985 km (612 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> 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

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M 5.010 kmSouthern IranGFZ
M 5.210 km99km NNW of Minab, IranUSGS
M 5.218 kmSouthern IranGeoAu

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salman khan, bandar abbas / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was on 3rd flor of hotel building and my bed started shaking. I was on a phone call and run down out of building. But on the reception nobody felt any thing.
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