Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 53 km north of Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 at 18:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 53 km north of Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 at 18:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Dec 18:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Dec 27 18:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2017 18:01:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.74°N / 57.24°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) E of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Shahrak-e Pābedānā (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) NE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) ENE of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
772 km (480 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmNorthern and Central IranGFZ
5.030 km EASTERN IRANEMSC
5.010 km- 61km NNE of Kerman, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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770.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
785 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
tehran / not felt : باز شب شد زمین تکون خورد آقا داستان چیه چرا این زلزله تو ایران فقط شب تکون میخوره نامرد  
tehran / not felt
Tehran (780.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
56.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
kerman, amirkabir blv. (55.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kermanshah (Iran, 1028 km W of epicenter) : It was horrible (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 59 km S of epicenter) : کرمان تکون خورد (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 59 km S of epicenter) : دوباره بندری رفتیم (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km S of epicenter) : بازم کوهبنان شدو آرامش مارو گرفتتا شب میشه اینم میاد (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 58 km S of epicenter) : Slight waving for about 3 seconds. Swinging lamps. (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 57 km S of epicenter) : کس کش خامنه ای برو بیرون از کشور. ری استارت ۱۰۰۰۰ بار گفت تا تو کشته نشی و جمهوری اسلام سر نگون نشه و آزادی نیاد ادامه داره این زلزله ها تا زلزله بزرگ ۸ ریشتری تهران (reported through EMSC)  
Kerman (Iran, 59 km S of epicenter) : Hojedk 5.1m depth 9km (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes):
  • 22 Feb 2018 10:48 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2018 13:56 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Feb 2018 16:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Feb 2018 13:05 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Feb 2018 23:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Feb 2018 16:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2018 07:05 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2018 05:08 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2018 17:55 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Feb 2018 15:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Feb 2018 14:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Feb 2018 05:32 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Feb 2018 02:25 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Feb 2018 07:04 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jan 2018 15:03 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Jan 2018 00:30 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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