Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 162 km east of Yazd, Iran, on Tuesday, 27 Oct 1.04 am (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 162 km east of Yazd, Iran, on Tuesday, 27 Oct 1.04 am (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Oct 21:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
27 Oct 05:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 8.8 km (5.4 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 26 Oct 2020 09:34:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 27 Oct 1.04 am (GMT +3:30)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.96°N / 56.08°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Bāfq (Bafgh) (pop: 31,200)
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Shahrak-e Pābedānā (pop: 6,500)
103 km (64 mi) NW of Rāvar (pop: 40,200)
136 km (84 mi) NNW of Zarand (pop: 59,000)
162 km (101 mi) E of Yazd (pop: 477,900)
173 km (107 mi) N of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700)
581 km (361 mi) SW of Mashhad (pop: 2,307,200)
598 km (372 mi) SE of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 7.4°C (45 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmNorthern And Central IranGFZ
M 5.010 km4.5 Central IranEMSC
M 5.010 km83 Km NE of Bāfq, IranUSGS
M 5.28 km42 Km of Bahabad, Yazd, IranIRSC
M 5.212 kmNorthern And Central IranBMKG
M 5.010 km83 Km NE of Bāfq, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Kerman (207.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kerman / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
kerman, kerman / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Kerman (Iran, 227 km SE of epicenter) : Started with the noisy furniture and afterwards significant shakes, I'm confused how come we felt a 4.5 by this distance. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
(Iran, 308 km S of epicenter) : WE FELT IT IN KERMAN AND IT WAS LONG (reported through EMSC)
Yazd (Iran, 169 km W of epicenter) : I felt it in Yazd city (reported through EMSC)
Kerman (Iran, 226 km SE of epicenter) : لرزه موجی (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 162 km east of Yazd, Iran, 27 Oct 1.04 am (GMT +3:30)

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 162 km east of Yazd, Iran, on Tuesday, 27 Oct 1.04 am (GMT +3:30)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 16 Apr 2013 10:44
    | 7.8 |
    82km / 51mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    717km / 446mi
    | 83km E of Khash, Iran
  • 20 Jun 1990 21:00
    | 7.4 |
    18.5km / 11.5mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    826km / 513mi
    | Northern Iran
  • 16 Sep 1978 15:35
    | 7.4 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    203km / 126mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 10 May 1997 07:57
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    405km / 252mi
    | Eastern Iran
  • 05 Oct 1948 20:12
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    708km / 440mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 23 Jan 1909 02:48
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    112 years ago
    |
    586km / 364mi
    | Central Iran
  • 12 Nov 2017 18:18
    | 7.2 |
    34km / 21mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    998km / 620mi
    | Iran-Iraq Border Region
  • 18 Jan 2011 20:23
    | 7.2 |
    68km / 42mi
    |
    10 years ago
    |
    834km / 518mi
    | Southwestern Pakistan
  • 01 May 1929 15:37
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    92 years ago
    |
    701km / 436mi
    | Turkmenistan
  • 28 Jul 1981 17:22
    | 7.1 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    39 years ago
    |
    271km / 169mi
    | Eastern Iran
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