Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 39 km east of Kerman, Iran, on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:49 (Asia/Tehran)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 39 km east of Kerman, Iran, on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:49 (Asia/Tehran)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 32 km depth

21 Jan 20:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 26 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Jan 2013 19:49:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:49 (Asia/Tehran)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 31.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.3641°N / 57.4703°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) ENE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ENE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) E of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ENE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) E of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (149 mi) SE of Bāfq (Bafgh, Yazd) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
818 km (508 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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5.332 km38km ENE of Kerman, IranUSGS
5.310 kmNorthern and Central IranGFZ

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kerman, Kerman, Iran / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fortunately, nothing happened, but the stress of possibly experiencing a stronger earthquake later is nerve-wracking.  
kerman / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kerman (Iran, 45 km W of epicenter) : It,s time was very long (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Mar 2013 16:11 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Feb 2013 09:47 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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