An medium-sized earthquake ringing a magnitude 5.2 has just been reported around 30 minutes ago, approximately 62 miles north northwest of Minab, Iran, in the southeast of the country, near the coast. This has been confirmed by the United States Geological Service (USGS). The local time reported at the epicenter was Friday, 22:54:48 P.M. At the moment, no additional reports have been recorded from aftershocks. The geological and seismological data about the earthquake is being scanned as information pours in about the tremors.
The epicenter of the earthquake is around 286 miles north northeast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), just across the Gulf of Oman. It is also 119 miles southeast of Sirjan, Iran, the capital of Sirjan County in the Kerman Province. Injuries and damage in area have not yet been reported.
Not much seismic activity has been reported in the area recently. Though, many tectonic plates converge near this area, the Eurasia, India, Arabia, and Africa. These plates are responsible for the earthquake that has shocked this area of Iran.
By Alex Lemieux
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