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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Iran on Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Southern Iran on Wednesday, 8 January 2020
8 Jan 02:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 8 January 2020 02:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.14°N / 51.39°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SE of Borāzjān (pop: 86,100)
57 km (35 mi) NE of Bushehr (pop: 165,400)
59 km (37 mi) SW of Kāzerūn (pop: 94,500)
98 km (61 mi) SE of Bandar-e Genāveh (pop: 52,800)
122 km (76 mi) SW of Shiraz (pop: 1,249,900)
729 km (453 mi) S of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 8 Jan 02:20 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmSouthern IranGFZ
Wed, 8 Jan 02:20 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSouthern IranEMSC
Wed, 8 Jan 02:20 UTCM 4.6 / 29 kmSouthern IranBMKG
Wed, 8 Jan 02:20 UTCM 4.7 / 11 km13 km of Borazjan, Bushehr (Iran)IRSC
2020-01-08 05:50:02 +03:30 (8 Jan 02:20:02 UTC)M 4.9 / 10 km10km SE of Borazjan, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (13)

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169.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Southern iran / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand Walking through the streets of SoHo in the rain He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein Aaoooooo Werewolves of London Aaoooooo
Borazjan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
In my GFs caboose / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was an explosion and a giant burst of...umm....light.
Iran is bombing iraq / not felt
. / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : دیدم یک لامپ از نور و سپس لرزهای بسیار وحشتناک. انگار خدا از ما عصبانی بود.
Bunker Outside Tehran / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Maybe not earthquake US Bombing :)
iran / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : ok boomer
iran / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : energy weapon
Shiraz / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Saw a bright flashing light, followed by lots of shaking.
7.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : it feel like bomb no earthquake god help us
Borazjan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : This was not an earthquake, explosion and shockwave it nightmare
Shiraz / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Southern Iran, 8 Jan 2020 02:20

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 26 Feb 2020 22:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 09 Feb 2020 14:27 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 21 Jan 2020 09:04 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 12 Jan 2020 08:28 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 08:36 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 07:48 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 03:46 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 03:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 02:29 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Iran on Wednesday, 8 January 2020
 

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