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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
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)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (600 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 8 Jan 2020
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
Wed, 8 Jan 02:20 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km10km SE of Borazjan, IranUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(169.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Southern iran / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): 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 / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
In my GFs caboose / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was an explosion and a giant burst of...umm....light.
Iran is bombing iraq / not felt
. / MMI IX (Violent shaking): دیدم یک لامپ از نور و سپس لرزهای بسیار وحشتناک. انگار خدا از ما عصبانی بود.
Bunker Outside Tehran / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Maybe not earthquake US Bombing :)
Southern Iran / MMI V (Moderate shaking): This is either Trump or god telling us we we are evil. Time to remove the mullahs before they have Iran wiped out.
iran / MMI IX (Violent shaking): ok boomer
iran / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): energy weapon
Shiraz / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Saw a bright flashing light, followed by lots of shaking.
(7.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): it feel like bomb no earthquake god help us
Borazjan / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): This was not an earthquake, explosion and shockwave it nightmare
Shiraz / MMI V (Moderate shaking)

 

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