ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A strong Iran earthquake today 2014 has struck east of Abu Dhabi. The Iran earthquake today October 24, 2014 began in the afternoon hours. Damage assessment is pending.
USGS indicates to news that a 5.2 magnitude Iran earthquake has struck at 4:08 pm, roughly twenty minutes ago. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the quake started only twenty-eight miles deep. As a result the quake could be felt across the region. Officials tell news that the quake was forty-nine miles east of Minab. It was seventh-six miles east of Bandar Abbas as well. It was roughly three hundred miles east Abu Dhabi as well.
Several strong quakes have been hitting the region in the last few years. In April 2013, a 6.3 Iran earthquake began fifty-seven miles southeast of Bushehr, Iran. It was ninety-eight miles southwest of Shiraz, Iran. The quake could also be felt in other countries in the Middle East as well. The quake started one hundred fifty-seven miles northeast of Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia. It was also one hundred sixty-nine miles northeast of Manama, Bahrain.
USGS tells news today that “The relatively fast moving left-lateral, strike-slip Chaman Fault system in southeastern Afghanistan accommodates translational motion between the India and Eurasia plates. In 1505, a segment of the Chaman Fault system near Kabul, Afghanistan ruptured causing widespread destruction of Kabul and surrounding villages. In the same region, the more recent 30 May 1935, M7.6 Quetta, Pakistan earthquake, occurred within the Sulaiman Range, killing between 30,000 and 60,000 people.”