Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 88 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 15 March 2020 at 22:04 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 88 km west of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 15 March 2020 at 22:04 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Mar 22:11 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 15 22:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.4.
Date & time: 15 Mar 2020 22:04:26 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.37°N / 55.41°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) WNW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) ESE of Gerāsh (Gerash, Fars) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) W of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1000 km (621 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.410 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.410 kmSouthern IranEMSC
5.410 kmSouthern IranBMKG
5.210 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
5.210 km伊朗南部 (Iran)CEIC
5.416 km31 km of Roydar, Hormozgan (Iran)IRSC
5.310 km95km WNW of Bandar 'Abbas, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (32)

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Bandar abbas iran / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it like a vertigo! Every hanging tools shaked. Hope not to hurt people.  
Dibba-fujairah / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was relaxing in bed and i felt it shake like for 1.5 seconds  
Bandarabbas (59.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It took a long time to stop  
Bandar Abbas. Hormozgan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bandar Abbas City , South Of Iran / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bandar abbas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bandar Abbas / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It was strong in the beginning and i thought it would end soon, but it grow stronger and lasted for a while. Neighbors were screaming  
Qeshm / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Petsian gulf industrial park / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was felt between 20~30 seconds some steel structures swing in north-south directin  
Abu Dhabi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shaking bed at lower first floor building at 02:07 local time in Abu Dhabi.  
35 km of Mīnāb, Hormozgan (133 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bandar Abbas (91.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary, on fourth floor a lot of shaking, windows rattling, building swayed for around 20 seconds after it shaking stopped (reported through our app)  
بندر عباس / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 89 km E of epicenter) : ابتدا صدایی شبیه سوز باد همراه با لرزش پنجره ها را شنیدم و تصور کردم باد می وزد ، بعد ساختمان شروع به لرزش کرد و صدای قطعات لوستر شدیدا شنیده شد . مدت زیادی طول کشید من از جا برخاستم و چندین ثانیه ایستادم ولی لرزش شدیدتر شد و بیش از 15 ثانیه ادامه داشت سرم گیج می رفت ، کم کم داشتم نگران ریزش ساختمان میشدم صدا زیادتر میشد .و نهایتا متوقف شد . (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 582 km NW of epicenter) : خیلی شدید بود (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 582 km NW of epicenter) : Very strong earthquakes, it woke up us (reported through EMSC)  
Nadd Al Hamar (United Arab Emirates, 242 km S of epicenter) : People in bander abbas felted and they so worry may god bless all (reported through EMSC)  
Jazirat Al Hamra (United Arab Emirates, 192 km S of epicenter) : Felt so much, it was around 15 second long (reported through EMSC)  
Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates, 186 km S of epicenter) : Laying on bed and felt my bed in motion (reported through EMSC)  
Qeshm (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 98 km SE of epicenter) : It took a long time (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 96 km E of epicenter) : من از صدای پنجره ها فهمیدم (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 95 km E of epicenter) : اخر الزمان رسیده (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 95 km E of epicenter) : شدید بود ساعت ۰۱۳۵ (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 95 km E of epicenter) : بندرعباس شدیدا حس شد (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 94 km E of epicenter) : شدید بود (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 91 km E of epicenter) : خیلی بد بود چقدر بندری ها ریلکسن هیچ کس بیرون نیومد (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 91 km E of epicenter) : So bad eartquake (reported through EMSC)  
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 90 km E of epicenter) : No problem.sleep tight (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 89 km E of epicenter) : شدید و ادامه دار بود (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 89 km E of epicenter) : ما طبقه دوم ساختمان هستیمشدید احساس شد و طولانی بود.تمام شهر به وضوح متوجه شدند. (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 89 km E of epicenter) : It took long for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Bandar 'Abbās (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 89 km E of epicenter) : It was too long. And causes shedding a mountain. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 31 Mar 2020 01:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 21 Mar 2020 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

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