Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 71 km north of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 21 October 2019 at 10:58 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 71 km north of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 21 October 2019 at 10:58 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Oct 11:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Oct 22 01:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Date & time: 21 Oct 2019 10:58:52 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.17°N / 55.09°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) W of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) W of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WNW of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) ENE of Manama (Bahrain) (pop: 147,100) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.510 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.410 kmSouthern IranEMSC
5.615 kmSouthern IranBMKG
5.510 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
5.610 km47 km of Kookherd, Hormozgan (Iran)IRSC
5.510 km伊朗 (Iran)CEIC
5.410 km73km N of Bandar-e Lengeh, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (46)

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near Dubai City (236.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
The Palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE (228.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt shaking as I sat at my computer and thought it was the chair - stood up and felt the floor and building was lightly shaking.  
Al Muharraq (456.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dubai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dubai (232.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was at home sitting at my desk and felt swinging. Looked out of the window and saw the curtains swinging. It lasted like 1-2minutes maximum.  
ruydar / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Abu Dhabi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle swaying of plants in my apartment, 10th floor.  
Dubai ,UAE / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was laying down on the sofa while using my phone,felt it some tremor and body movement ,phone was shaking in my hands for 7 seconds ,then everything stopped, was pretty sure somewhere around my location happened an earthquake. P.S. It’s not the first time in my life i had experienced earthquakes ,so i am aware about the feelings .  
Sharjah (207.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Al Funduq street, Doha, Qatar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : The plant in my office on 16th floor moved. All my colleagues felt a light building movement.  
IRANI / not felt
Ras al Khaima / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV) : All people in the building felt the vibrations. Most shared the same feeling.as if we were dizzy. Curtains and other fittings raffled  
Abu dhabi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bandar abbas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sharjah, UAE (207.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I saw the lamp holder moving left to right. (reported through our app)  
dubai (220.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Downtown, Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
41 km of Abadeh, Fars (481.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Downtown Dubai UAE / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Abu Dabi (309 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dubai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dubai City (230.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bandar Būshehr (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 461 km NW of epicenter) (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 597 km NW of epicenter) : the eartquake was felt in kish island and was a bit strong (reported through EMSC)  
Kermān (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 391 km NE of epicenter) : I was asleep.My daughter felt it. (reported through EMSC)  
Shīrāz (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 365 km NW of epicenter) : ترس افتاد به دلم (reported through EMSC)  
JAFZA (United Arab Emirates, 245 km S of epicenter) : Very mild, just about felt it in a skyscraper! (reported through EMSC)  
Al Garhoud (United Arab Emirates, 220 km S of epicenter) : Lasted for more than 30seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Al Karama (United Arab Emirates, 220 km S of epicenter) : I could exactly feel it for few seconds since I was in my bed it started shaking (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 217 km S of epicenter) : Hanging lights were swaying on the ceiling (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 217 km S of epicenter) : Felt a bit in JLT, Dubai (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 217 km S of epicenter) : It was quite a mild one (reported through EMSC)  
(United Arab Emirates, 179 km SE of epicenter) : The bed was shaking for a moment, lamps moving. (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 123 km E of epicenter) : Dancing (reported through EMSC)  
Qeshm (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 120 km E of epicenter) : مدت زمانش زیاد بود (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 117 km E of epicenter) : I didn't feel it much but others did (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 117 km E of epicenter) : is very long time (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 99 km SE of epicenter) : فکر کردم کاویانی داره میگوزه (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 99 km SE of epicenter) : اینجا قشم.محل کار ما به شدت لرزید.مانند گهواره (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (61 quakes):
  • 20 Dec 2019 10:00 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 03 Dec 2019 08:01 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 30 Nov 2019 22:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 12 Nov 2019 06:00 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 12 Nov 2019 03:24 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 11 Nov 2019 18:47 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 07 Nov 2019 18:00 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Nov 2019 17:48 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Nov 2019 14:36 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Nov 2019 03:20 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 16:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 12:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 09:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 08:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 08:20 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Nov 2019 08:01 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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