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Light magnitude 4.1 quake hits 53 km south of Gorgān, Iran early afternoon
Sat, 21 Nov 2020, 11:3311:33 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 23 minutes ago, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Dāmghān, Iran. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 2.10 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.1 quake 21 Nov 2:40 pm (GMT +3:30)
The event was filed by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Dāmghān (pop. 67,700) located 29 km from the epicenter, Shahrud (pop. 131,900) 39 km away, Qarnābād (pop. 2,000) 50 km away, and Gorgān (pop. 244,900) 53 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Behshahr (pop. 93,500) located 95 km from the epicenter, and Āzādshahr (pop. 47,600) 98 km away.
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Date & time: Sat, 21 Nov 11:10 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.37°N / 54.54°E
Primary data source: IRSC