Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 137 km north of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran, on 29 Oct 5:21 pm (GMT +4) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 137 km north of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran, on 29 Oct 5:21 pm (GMT +4)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

29 Oct 14:05 UTC: First to report: IRSC after 14 minutes.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 15:10
Light tremor of magnitude 4.2 reported 83 km northwest of Masjed Soleymān, Iran
4.2 quake: 7 Km of Saland, Khuzestan, Iran, 29 Oct 2020 13:51
4.2 quake: 7 Km of Saland, Khuzestan, Iran, 29 Oct 2020 13:51
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported 1 hour and 19 minutes ago by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 8 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 5.51 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Shahrak-e Kūlūrī (pop. 1,900) at a distance of 39 km with weak shaking, Shūshtar (pop. 77,500) at a distance of 56 km with weak shaking, Shūsh (pop. 52,300) at a distance of 66 km with weak shaking, and Masjed Soleymān (pop. 111,500) at a distance of 83 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 01:51:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 5:21 pm (GMT +4)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.55°N / 48.81°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Gharībābād
39 km (24 mi) NE of Shahrak-e Kūlūrī (شهرک کلولی) (pop: 1,940)
56 km (35 mi) N of Shūshtar (pop: 77,500)
66 km (41 mi) NE of Susa (pop: 52,300)
83 km (51 mi) NW of Masjed Soleymān (pop: 111,500)
247 km (154 mi) NNE of Basra (Iraq) (pop: 2,600,000)
363 km (225 mi) NNE of Kuwait City (Kuwait) (pop: 60,100)
424 km (264 mi) SW of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.3°C (70 F), humidity: 20%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: IRSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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 4.28 km7 Km of Saland, Khuzestan, IranIRSC
M 4.28 km39 Km NE of Shahrak-e Kuluri, IranEMSC

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