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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 63 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.3 quake 64 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, Nov 14, 2021 4:08 pm (GMT +4), which followed after 2 minutes.
Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 63 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 63 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 7 km depth

14 Nov 12:13 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
14 Nov 12:13: Now using data updates from GFZ
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16 Nov 14:12: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.8 to 7.0 km (from 4.2 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.3 km (0.8 mi) towards NE.
Update Sun, 14 Nov 2021, 12:18

Significant magnitude 6.1 earthquake 60 km northwest of Bandar Abbas, Iran

6.1 quake 14 Nov 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30)
6.1 quake 14 Nov 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred only 11 minutes ago 60 km northwest of Bandar Abbas, Iran, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, early afternoon on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, at 3:07 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.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.9 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.1.
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 Bandar Abbas (pop. 352,200) located 60 km from the epicenter, Qeshm (pop. 25,000) 84 km away, and Mīnāb (pop. 70,800) 123 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 14, 2021 12:07:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm (GMT +3:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.7211°N / 56.0653°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Antipode27.721°S / 123.935°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt398 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoQal'eh Hasan Ali (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities63 km (39 mi) NNW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NNW of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) WNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (108 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) SE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) E of Gerāsh (Gerash, Fars) (pop: 25,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Sirjan (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
400 km (249 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
404 km (251 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
989 km (615 mi) SSE of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.07 km62 Km NNW of Bandar Abbas, IranUSGS
6.010 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
5.910 kmIran: Near DubaiRENASS
6.310 kmSouthern IranBMKG
6.110 kmSouthern IranGFZ
6.210.2 kmSouthern Iran [Land: Iran]INGV
5.928 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
6.415 kmIran: 25 Km of Fin, HormozganIRSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1448 km / 899 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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United arab emirates (274.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : In AMERICAN UNIVERIATY IF SHRJAH WE ALL FELT IT SHAKING ALOT | 5 users found this interesting.  
  • Felt earthquake in office at 23rd Floor, Moosa Tower 2, SZR, DXB. Half of the office ran away. Most of the people were out of the building. Remain calm and resumed back to work. ;)
near Dubai (304.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Hotel room swaying on 15th floor one jolt then another 2 min later | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ajman, UAE (266.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt my armchair moving. The water in the jug was moving and the cutleries in the stand were swinging. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ras Al Khaimah (229.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : While working in office the chair was shaking also the water in the bottle was shaking. The time was 4.10pm | One user found this interesting.  
Dubai (283.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / several minutes : I was sitting inside my office and suddenly my chair and laptop screen was shaking. I was also moving sideways. I wasn't terrified but it feels weird, this is my first time I experienced an earthquake in UAE. | One user found this interesting.  
Dubai (262.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : 15 seconds slight swinging horizontally | 2 users found this interesting.  
Close to homa hotel (64.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : A strong shake coming in 2 intervals with a 60 second break in between, house dog couldn’t walk without aid (3 year old shihtzu)  
Bandar abbas (62.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The quake was severe and lasted for a relatively long time. In addition, less than a minute later, another earthquake struck, but fortunately no one was injured.  
Bandar Abbas (61.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 30-60 s : I felt the moderate shaking. I was in a first floor but others who live on the upper level said it was strong.  
Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan (63.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 30-60 s : Earthquake in bandar-abbas city Is very shocking me I'm living in build In daneshgah Street. At 15:36 Frist quake is slow moving but be long moment second quake is very strong Horizon quake shacking All at in almost 60 seconds! May family scared, how to n (reported through our app)  
Dubai in Al masraf building, baniyas road deira Du (283.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 minutes : I was standing up taking my coffe from the machine in the 19 floor of the building when I feel like dizzy ,I have a look around me and I see some suspended lumps moving and I identify the others colleagues are observing the same at the same time. All peop  
Dubai (292.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 minutes : I felt dizzy, but it wasn't like a vortex. I could very distinctly feel my head swing left to right and vice versa. My head felt heavy. No visible shaking was seen.  
Ras al khaimah, Corniche road (215.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 15-20 s : Oh I felt moving to and front....thought I had some vertigo....I called out to my son he also said ....s ma same feel na its quake let us rush down ...took the stairs ...from 12th floor .....this is second time ..2005 a rush from the third floor and now f  
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (298.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Light shaking. Me and most of my friends thought we were dizzy, it was very soft sideways swinging as we all live in high-rise buildings.  
Sharjah (269.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / several minutes : My husband and I felt dizzy and lightheaded for a long time. And we show our fan and lights were shaking. We had this lightheadedness for sometime even after earthquake stop.  
dubai (283.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : Light shaking Felt mostly indoors. Wakes light sleepers, may vibrate like heavy traffic or cause a jolt. Possible rattling or creaking.  
Sharjah UAE (273.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt myself shaking a little (from 5th floor) while I was making tea standing and leaning on kitchen slab. I thought I felt dizzy at first but then I could also see water moving in my glass.  
Dubai (278.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : At first I thought I was dizzy but then everyone got in a hurry I grabbed important things and rushed while alerting others!  
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (272.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I live in the 20th floor of a building with parking floors above foundation. Everyone in social media and a few of my frnds began talking about an earthquake, but my family and i didnt feel anything. A Friend who live very nearby in the 4th floor of his b  
Sharjah, al majaz (274.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : I was laying on the floor and watched my doors start to move and close along with my chandelier swaying pretty strongly, even though I was laying on my floor I felt like I was being shaped in a baby crib  
Dubai Nad Al Hamar - Strong movements, (288.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I was on chair at computer table and started feeling dizzy at first and then I saw chandeliers shaking and when I stood up shaking became more intense.  
Dubai (291.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / several minutes : Lights were swaying and we were swaying in circles while standing. Heard creaking from doors and windows and felt dizzy because of the movement. Still have a headache 15 mins after.  
Al ain (10 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I'm seating at the sofa and at my back our indoor plants and they are moving. Then I realize that it's earth quake. Omsdgreat from al ain  
Al Mankhool, Dubai UAE (285.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 5-10 s : It kind of felt like you were getting dizzy or rolling on ocean waves. I was on a stool at that kitchen counter and I thought one or the other became unstable.  
Downtown Dubai (292.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Light shaking. Felt my chair is swinging, looked up, saw the chandelier swinging, checked other rooms, same. Felt swinging when standing. Live on 23rd floor.  
near Sharjah (282.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was holding my my cell phone when i was slept on floor.3times i was falling from my hand. Then i seen the 20 ltrs. Water   
Al nahda dubai (278.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : The hanging lights were shaking inside the appartment n I felt like the bed was moving took me a second to realise  
business bay (293.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : At the office, on the 11th floor. At first I thought I was just dizzy and when I looked up, the staff were all looking around and assessing what was going on, we all felt it in Business Bay  
Business bay Dubai (287 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in my room and I felt the trumble | One user found this interesting.  
Abudhabi (401.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : slow rocking motion (15 floor multistory building) seated at desk. | One user found this interesting.  
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi (391.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i thought im dizzy, then i saw our aquarium water is in rocking motion likewise for water dispenser | One user found this interesting.  
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