Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 24 km south of Yabrūd, Pisa, Rif-dimashq, Syria, on Friday, 27 Nov 2020 12:08 am (GMT +2) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 24 km south of Yabrūd, Pisa, Rif-dimashq, Syria, on Friday, 27 Nov 2020 12:08 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Nov 22:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
27 Nov 10:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.5 mi) towards SW.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 22:24
Light tremor of magnitude 4.4 just reported 61 km northeast of Damascus, Syria
4.4 quake 27 Nov 12:08 am (GMT +2)
4.4 quake 27 Nov 12:08 am (GMT +2)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Jayrūd, Syria. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Friday 27 November 2020 at 12.08 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Jayrūd (pop. 32,400) located 8 km from the epicenter, Yabrūd (pop. 40,500) 22 km away, Al Quţayfah (pop. 16,100) 23 km away, An Nabk (pop. 49,400) 23 km away, Qārah (pop. 20,700) 37 km away, Douma (pop. 111,900) 48 km away, Damascus (pop. 1,569,400) 61 km away, and Dārayyā (pop. 71,600) 68 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 22:08:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 27 Nov 2020 12:08 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.76°N / 36.72°E (Al-Qutayfah District, Rif-dimashq, Syria)
Nearest volcano: Es Safa (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) SSW of Jayrūd (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) ENE of Al Quţayfah (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Yabrūd (pop: 40,500) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) S of An Nabk (pop: 49,400) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NE of Douma (pop: 111,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NE of Ḩarastā (pop: 37,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NE of Irbin (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ENE of At Tall (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Damascus (Dimashq) (pop: 1,569,400) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Homs (pop: 775,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 9.8°C (50 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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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 4.210 kmJordan/Syria RegionGFZ
M 4.140 kmLEBANON - SYRIA REGIONEMSC
M 4.480 kmDOGU MEDITERRANEAN SEA, SyriaKOERI-RETMC
M 4.110 km23 Km SSE of Al Quţayfah, SyriaUSGS

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جيرود (4.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : استيقظت من النوم نتيجة لحركة الأرض حركة جانبية من تحتي وعند اسيقاظي كانت النافذة تهتز
108.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Beirut (113.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
52.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : surface of water in my cup swinged strongly.
223.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
23.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
15.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
161.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short (reported through our app)
106.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt
145.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
جيرود / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
jayrud / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
jayrud / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jayrud / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was about 15 seconds earthquake
Damascus center - Mazzeh Cheik Saad (next to the F / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was seated in my bed and I felt the back of the bed vibrating many times, may be 4 or 5 times...
Beirut / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lebanon / not felt
Damascus / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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