Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 145 km southwest of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 14:46 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 145 km southwest of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 14:46 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 7 Mar 2018 14:46:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.97°N / 57.63°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) NNE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NE of Qeshm (Hormozgan) (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) SSE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (223 mi) WSW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.229 kmSouthern IranGFZ

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Muscat (491.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tehran / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Iran, 221 km SW of epicenter) : I never had the experience of earthquakes on an island located in the middle of the water. It was interesting (reported through EMSC)
Jīroft (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 73 km N of epicenter) : That wasn't the big one. (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 180 km SW of epicenter) : زیاد محسوس نبود (reported through EMSC)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 12 Mar 2018 08:10 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2018 07:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Mar 2018 16:21 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2018 14:54 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2018 14:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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