Significant 5.5 quake hits near Borazjan, Bushehr, Iran
Sun, 18 Jul 2021, 14:4614:46 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Borazjan, Bushehr, Iran, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Sunday 18 July 2021 at 6:34 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
5.5 quake 43 km north of Borazjan, Bushehr, Iran, 18 Jul 7:04 pm (GMT +4:30)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Borazjan (pop. 86,100) located 43 km from the epicenter, Bandar-e Genāveh (pop. 52,800) 53 km away, Kāzerūn (pop. 94,500) 57 km away, and Nūrābād (pop. 64,000) 70 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Buschehr (pop. 165,400) located 77 km from the epicenter, and Dogonbadan (pop. 94,600) 85 km away.
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Date & time: 18 Jul 7:04 pm (GMT +4:30) local time (18 Jul 2021 14:34 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.63°N / 51.06°E (Bushehr, Iran)
Primary data source: GFZ
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