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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 28 km north of Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 28 km north of Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 28 km north of Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran, on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

27 Dec 16:20 UTC: First to report: IRSC after 24 minutes.
Update Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 16:24

Light 4.0 quake hits near Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran

4.0 quake 27 Dec 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30)
4.0 quake 27 Dec 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred early evening on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 6:56 pm local time near Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran, as reported by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 14 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
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.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Rāmhormoz (pop. 38,800) located 28 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Masjed Soleymān (pop. 111,500) located 52 km from the epicenter, Rāmshīr (pop. 19,500) 72 km away, Omīdīyeh (pop. 47,000) 86 km away, Ahvāz (pop. 841,100) 87 km away, Shūshtar (pop. 77,500) 89 km away, and Aghajari (pop. 21,800) 96 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 27, 2020 15:56:52 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm (GMT +3:30)
Depth14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude31.53°N / 49.57°E (Khuzestan, Iran)
Antipode31.53°S / 130.43°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIRSC
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) N of Rāmhormoz (pop: 38,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Masjed Soleymān (pop: 111,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NNE of Rāmshīr (Ramhormoz) (pop: 19,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) N of Omīdīyeh (pop: 47,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Ahvaz (pop: 841,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (56 mi) SE of Shūshtar (pop: 77,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (146 mi) WSW of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) NNE of Kuwait City (Al Asimah, Kuwait) (pop: 60,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
494 km (307 mi) SSW of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.5°C (54 F), humidity: 47%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.014 km10 Km of Haftgel, Khuzestan, IranIRSC
4.410 km29 Km N of Rāmhormoz, IranUSGS


Seismic station: Ar Rayn, Saudi Arabia (RAYN/II network) | Distance from quake: 976 km / 607 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ar Rayn, Saudi Arabia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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