Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern and Central Iran on Friday, 1 December 2017 - information

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 55 km northeast of Kerman, Iran, on Friday, 1 December 2017 at 02:32 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 55 km northeast of Kerman, Iran, on Friday, 1 December 2017 at 02:32 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Dec 02:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Dec 1 02:45: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Date & time: 1 Dec 2017 02:32:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.74°N / 57.31°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) E of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) ESE of Shahrak-e Pābedānā (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) ENE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) ENE of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
777 km (483 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.210 kmNorthern and Central IranGFZ
6.010 km EASTERN IRANEMSC
6.220 kmNorthern and central Iran [Land: Iran]INGV
6.010 km- 58km NNE of Kerman, IranUSGS
6.110 km伊朗CEIC

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User reports for this quake (18)

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Essen / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Death valley / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : get your *** out of there  
Kerman city Bahonar university (57.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
kerman / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i was asleep and suddenly i jump from bed by weird sound like typhoon caused by earthquake amid the strong shakes of apartment where im living in kerman .it take time about 30 seconds the building were swinging - alots of people rashed to streets and out of buildings  
kerman / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 10 min past 6 am.  
Kerman (Iran, 60 km SW of epicenter) : High intensity and frightening (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 59 km SW of epicenter) : سلام خیلی شدید بود. (reported through EMSC)  
Tehran (Iran, 786 km NW of epicenter) : We trust in God (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 68 km SW of epicenter) : Not so fearing . 10 seconds long (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 64 km SW of epicenter) : زلزله شدیدی بود (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 63 km SW of epicenter) : I felt 3 earthquake in 20 minutes 6.1, 5.1 & 4... Now people come out and stay in their cars (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : It takes so long like it was never going to stop. So scary... (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : Must have been quite strong and shallow aftershock ten minutes later much smaller the mane wave has passed Buildings not well constructed may have sustained damage (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : "largly felt" (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : It's s so dreadful. I hope nobody was killed (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : Wow very long (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleep and It awake me like sombody hit me ... so ... I alive right know and just looking for resualt... (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (106 quakes):
  • 29 Apr 2018 03:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Apr 2018 14:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Apr 2018 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Apr 2018 12:20 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Apr 2018 18:20 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Apr 2018 03:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Mar 2018 23:07 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Mar 2018 12:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Mar 2018 20:21 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Mar 2018 07:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 12 Mar 2018 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Mar 2018 15:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Mar 2018 10:26 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Mar 2018 02:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2018 07:49 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Feb 2018 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
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