Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kerman, 119 km north of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 06:40 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kerman, 119 km north of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 06:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Mar 06:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 27 06:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Mar 27 08:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: 27 Mar 2020 06:40:43 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.2°N / 57.2°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) N of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SSE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SSE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
502 km (312 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
996 km (619 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.210 kmSouthern IranGFZ
M 5.410 kmSouthern IranEMSC
M 5.449 kmSouthern IranBMKG
M 5.336 kmSouthern IranGeoAu
M 5.414 km24 km of Faryab, kerman (Iran)IRSC
M 5.310 km117km SSE of Kuh Sefid, IranUSGS
M 5.110 km伊朗南部 (Iran)CEIC

User reports for this quake (5)

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128 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bandar Abbas (141.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook the building, woke us up. (reported through our app)
bandar abbas / Weak shaking (MMI III)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 148 km SW of epicenter) : Bandar abbas iran (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 225 km NW of epicenter) : Wow, I felt it in Kerman, but I thought it as a minor regular one around, like Hojedk or Sirch (reported through EMSC)
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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 02 May 2020 16:37 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 02 May 2020 03:05 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 27 Mar 2020 08:39 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

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