Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 63 km southeast of Kerman, Iran, on Friday, 31 July 2015 at 10:06 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 63 km southeast of Kerman, Iran, on Friday, 31 July 2015 at 10:06 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Jul 10:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 31 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3.
Date & time: 31 Jul 2015 10:06:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.03°N / 57.66°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) E of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) NW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) SSE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) ENE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) E of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) W of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
858 km (533 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.310 kmNorthern and Central IranGFZ
5.238 km- 59km ESE of Kerman, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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kerman / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kerman (70.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up this morning feeling a bit uneasy, like something was about to happen, so I prayed to Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful, to forgive our sins and not punish us for them. Less than an hour ago when the quake happened, I got really scared. It shook fairly strong with noises along with it. The sky had been cloudy for the past few days and every time a strong quake has happened, it has always been like this the days before the quake. I did my Ayat Prayer (a prayer for the tim  
kerman (67.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rafsanjan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt my room's door is shaking at 2:40 p. m (Iran)when I was resting and i was not sure it was an earthquake.   
Rafsanjan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Rafsanjan  
kerman / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kerman (60.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
kerman / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kerman (Iran, 65 km W of epicenter) : it was a lengthy one (reported through EMSC)  
Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 582 km SW of epicenter) : Did not feel (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 70 km NW of epicenter) : everything is alright (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 70 km W of epicenter) : That was strong (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 66 km NW of epicenter) : This earthquake was a shallow one if i am correct. I felt two jolts, both of them felt through motion of the earth. No sound , no forewarning of any kind (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 66 km NW of epicenter) : در این چند سال اخیر این سومین زلزله با این شدت در منطقه سیرچ کرمان بود. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 21 Aug 2015 01:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Aug 2015 19:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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