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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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Ras al Khaimah (224.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : It was like feeling dizzy  
Sharjah / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 minutes
280.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : Lying on bed. And felt bed shaking  
The Palm Dubai (304.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Abu dhabi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Difc / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
267.5 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : People around me feeling little unbalanced standing Water in glass moving  
309.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
301.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : Vibration, chandelier swinging, windows shaking  
Dub / not felt
kish (246.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Weak shaking  
Ras al Khaimah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
Ras Al Khaimah / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Jvt / not felt : Nothing  
Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 30-60 s : Doors moving  
downtown dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 minutes
Dubai (306.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 30-60 s
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s
al nahda 2 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Light shaking felt while sat down indoors  
At home (275.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : The building shaked almost 1 minutes to 2 at around 1613  
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Abu Dhabi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 minutes
10.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s : It was noise for a high rise building  
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Dubai (295.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Dubai (301.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
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