Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 27 km north of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, on Saturday, 13 May 2017 6:01 pm (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 27 km north of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, on Saturday, 13 May 2017 6:01 pm (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 May 18:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 13 May 2017 18:01:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 May 2017 6:01 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.72°N / 57.36°E (North Khorasan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) N of Bojnourd (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NW of Shīrvān (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Esfarāyen (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Baharly (Bäherden, Ahal, Turkmenistan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Abadan (Ahal, Turkmenistan) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Achgabat (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) N of Sabzevar (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 226,200) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NW of Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
575 km (357 mi) ENE 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.310 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionGFZ
5.410 km NORTHEASTERN IRANEMSC
5.813 km- Turkmenistan-Iran border regionUSGS
5.915 km伊朗CEIC

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User reports for this quake (37)

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Faruj north khorasan iran (26.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was so frightening and id better say a little life threatening (reported through our app)  
Ashgabat / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it indoors, people left their houses and stayed outside for some time. I live in Ashgabat and usually do not feel light quakes, but this one was noticeable.  
97.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am living in Ashgabat city center, and yeah at 23.00 have felt very well..it last for 15-30 sec...  
Ashgabat / Weak shaking (MMI III)
88.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ashgabat / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Damn,i xuching felt it!!  
mashhad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ashgabat (90.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ashgabat / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bojnurd (Iran, 26 km S of epicenter) : It was scary (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 97 km E of epicenter) : yer titredi (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : I felt strongly shake... dp (reported through EMSC)  
Bojnurd (Iran, 27 km S of epicenter) : that was very high frequency i don't see like that (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 96 km E of epicenter) : Я не почувствовала, но соседи все по выскакивали((( страшно.... (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : My dearest wife and daughter is there. They were so much afraid. I hope there is no harm in the city. Memory of 1948 is still alive and honestly nobody knows what to do neither goverment in such terrible disasters. (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Очень сильно трясло около 2 минут, затем по уменшилось. После окончания начался ветер. (reported through EMSC)  
Almaty (Kazakhstan, 1760 km E of epicenter) : Не почувствовал толчков. (reported through EMSC)  
Mashhad (Iran, 259 km SE of epicenter) : Lasted about 8seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Mashhad (Iran, 243 km SE of epicenter) : According toIranianSeismologicalCenter:It was 5.7 (reported through EMSC)  
Aşgabat (Turkmenistan, 99 km E of epicenter) : Erwet yer titredi 1min towerek (reported through EMSC)  
Aşgabat (Turkmenistan, 99 km E of epicenter) : Аж страшно было( (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 98 km E of epicenter) : Не большие толчки (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 97 km E of epicenter) : Ощутимо и как всегда неожиданно (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 96 km E of epicenter) : Слегка тряхануло (reported through EMSC)  
Faruj (Iran, 96 km SE of epicenter) : Terrifying (reported through EMSC)  
Aşgabat (Turkmenistan, 95 km E of epicenter) : Я стоял у входной двери, почувствовал сильную раскачку впервые, все вокруг скрепело, люстры качались. (reported through EMSC)  
Aşgabat (Turkmenistan, 93 km E of epicenter) : I felt strong shake in Ashgabat (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Хорошо тряхонуло, на 8 этаже очень ощутимо (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Треслово (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : scary (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Сильно трясло !!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : There was no harm. But it was effective. We all felt. (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Felt strong shakes about 8-10 secobds. Felt like horizontal shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Aşgabat (Turkmenistan, 86 km NE of epicenter) : Ребят, номер оставьте свой)) (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Many people ran out to the street. Maby 3 min long. (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 99 km E of epicenter) : Прикольно покачало.... (reported through EMSC)  
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan, 92 km E of epicenter) : Вода в аквариуме довольно сильно колыхалась. Дома были я, жена и ребенок. Сначала жена обратила внимание на небольшое раскачивание люстры. Потом амплитуда раскачки увеличилась, и все почувствовали колебания пола. Продолжалось все около минуты. Потом все стихло. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 19 May 2017 11:27 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 May 2017 02:59 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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