Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.1 km southwest of Āzādshahr, Golestan, Iran, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 21:34 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 2.1 km southwest of Āzādshahr, Golestan, Iran, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 21:34 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Sep 21:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Sep 7 08:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.0.
Date & time: 6 Sep 2020 21:34:27 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.07°N / 55.16°E (Golestan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSW of Āzādshahr (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) S of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Kalāleh (Kalaleh) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) ENE of Gorgan (pop: 244,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Shahrud (Semnan) (pop: 131,900) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NE of Dāmghān (Semnan) (pop: 67,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Behshahr (Māzandarān) (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Sari (Māzandarān) (pop: 255,400) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) ENE of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) WNW of Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionGFZ
M 5.115 kmNorthern IranEMSC
M 4.910 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionBMKG
M 5.19 km4 Km of Ramyan, Golestan (Iran)IRSC
M 5.210 km12 km S of Āzādshahr, IranUSGS
M 5.010 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.210 km12 Km S of Āzādshahr, IranUSGS
M 4.910 kmTurkmenistan-Iran Border RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (46)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
26.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : مینودشت قره سفلو کوچه ۱۲. خیلی شدید بود همه از خواب پریدیم.
79.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
31.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Gorgan iran (23 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
62.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : I felt heading of seismic waves was south-eastern.
21.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
گنبد (20.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s
21.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ramian / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It was frightening. We ran out of the house | One user found this interesting.
Gorgan Iran / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Dormivo, l'ho sentito e mi sono svegliato, ma era abbastanza forte.
Shahrood / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s : لرزش شدید بود
golestan / kordkuy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Behshahr Māzandarān / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Amol / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Qaemshahr / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 868 km W of epicenter) : احساس شد (reported through EMSC)
Tehrān (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 363 km SW of epicenter) : Very very little (reported through EMSC)
Gorgān (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 50 km W of epicenter) : گرگان هستم . خیلی شدید بود . @amniat_gorgan (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : شدید‌، (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : گنبد هستم لرزش شدید بود همه از خونه ها بیرون آمدند (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : Terrible (reported through EMSC)
Aliabad-e Katul (Iran, 12 km SW of epicenter) : خیلی وقت بود همچین زلزله ای نیومده بود.خدا به خیر کنه.ما که تقریبا نزدیک مرکز زلزله بودیم رامیان (reported through EMSC)
'Alīābād-e Katūl (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 12 km SW of epicenter) : علی آباد کاملا لرزید بمدت ۷ تا ۸ ثانیه (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 491 km S of epicenter) : شدید بود و همگی از خونه بیرون پریدیم همسایه ها نیز از خونه بیرون آمدند. (reported through EMSC)
Behshahr (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 131 km W of epicenter) : کاملا احساس شد (reported through EMSC)
Shahrud (Iran, 59 km S of epicenter) : ما خواب بودیم که از شدت لرزش از خواب پریدیم. (reported through EMSC)
Mīnū Dasht (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 46 km NE of epicenter) : زلزله ی بسیار شدید بود (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 42 km NE of epicenter) : It was so awful (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : نیمه خواب بودم بیدار شدم.فکر کردم گشایش اقتصادی روحانیه (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : غرب گنبد، روستای بی‌بی‌شیروانخیلی شدید بود (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : نسبتا شدید بود.گنبد، روستای بی‌بی‌شیروان (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Iran, 37 km NE of epicenter) : I was in 4th floor, it shaked so baaad!!!! (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Iran, 37 km NE of epicenter) : It shaked really well!!! (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 491 km S of epicenter) : خیلی محسوس و شدید بود و تمام ساختمان حدود 10 ثانیه لرزید (reported through EMSC)
Tajrīsh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 344 km W of epicenter) : تهران حس کردم. کوتاه و ضعیف بود ولی احساس کردم زیر تختم خالی شد (reported through EMSC)
Tajrīsh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 344 km W of epicenter) : فرمانیه تهران حس شد. خیلی ضعیف بود ولی از صدای در و پنجره و دیوار ها و تکان زمین کمتر از یکثانیه فهمیدم (reported through EMSC)
Tajrīsh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 344 km W of epicenter) : تهران احساس شد. منطقه فرمانیه. صدای در و دیوار اومد ولی نا محسوس بود. مثل نشست های عادی ساختمان که تیک تیک صدا میده (reported through EMSC)
(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 178 km W of epicenter) : شهر ساری هستم. لرزش حدود چند ثانیه احساس شد. و واضح بود. (reported through EMSC)
Shari-i-Tajan (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 178 km W of epicenter) : ساری کاملا احساس شد (reported through EMSC)
Behshahr (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 131 km W of epicenter) : بهشهر کاملا احساس شد حدود ۳ ثانیه (reported through EMSC)
Kalāleh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 65 km NE of epicenter) : no (reported through EMSC)
Gorgān (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 50 km W of epicenter) : گرگان چند ثانیه تکان خورد.چند سال چنین حسی نداشتم. (reported through EMSC)
Gorgān (Iran, 50 km W of epicenter) : گرگان هستم هرکس که خواب بود از شدت برزش بیدار شد . بنظرم بالای ۵ ریشتر بود (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Qābūs (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 37 km NE of epicenter) : اره خیلی شدید بود کاملا از خواب پریدیم (reported through EMSC)
Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Iran, 37 km NE of epicenter) : Its so bad (reported through EMSC)
'Alīābād-e Katūl (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 12 km SW of epicenter) : We were asleep. And waken up (reported through EMSC)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 2.1 km southwest of Āzādshahr, Golestan, Iran, 6 September 2020 21:34 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 08 Sep 2020 04:24 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 16:50 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 05:53 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.1 km southwest of Āzādshahr, Golestan, Iran, on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at 21:34 (GMT)

Map of earlier quakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us - Help us upgrade our server!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
Our server is reaching its limits and we need financing to increase capacity in order to deal with huge activity peaks when quakes occur. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every penny counts and every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features and in upgrading our software, please make a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you! With best regards from the VolcanoDiscovery team.
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.