Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 1.7 km southeast of Sari, Māzandarān, Iran, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 2:50 pm (GMT +3:30) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 1.7 km southeast of Sari, Māzandarān, Iran, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 2:50 pm (GMT +3:30)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 21 km depth

14 Jan 11:45 UTC: First to report: IRSC after 25 minutes.
Update Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 11:51
Light magnitude 4.0 quake hits 2 km southeast of Sari, Iran early afternoon
4.0 quake 14 Jan 2:50 pm (GMT +3:30)
4.0 quake 14 Jan 2:50 pm (GMT +3:30)
The Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) reported a magnitude 4.0 quake in Iran near Sari, Māzandarān, 30 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 2:20 pm local time at a shallow depth of 21 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Sari (pop. 255,400) located 2 km from the epicenter, Jūybār (pop. 28,400) 17 km away, and Nekā (pop. 48,800) 23 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Babol (pop. 202,800) located 35 km from the epicenter, Mashhad-i-Sar (pop. 48,100) 41 km away, Behshahr (pop. 93,500) 46 km away, Fereydūn Kenār (pop. 34,100) 51 km away, and Āmol (pop. 199,400) 65 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 11:20:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 2:50 pm (GMT +3:30)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.55°N / 53.07°E (Māzandarān, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Damavand (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSE of Sari (pop: 255,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Jūybār (Juybar) (pop: 28,400) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WSW of Nekā (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of Babol (pop: 202,800) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ESE of Mashhad-i-Sar (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Behshahr (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Fereydūn Kenār (Fereydunkenar) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) E of Āmol (pop: 199,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NE of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Karaj (Alborz) (pop: 1,448,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19°C (66 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: IRSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.021 km1 Km of Sari, Mazandaran, IranIRSC

User reports for this quake (4)

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Sari (3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shaking was so bad it was about a few seconds but it has been felt so strong. I think it was more than a light shaking
35.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
sari / not felt
Qaemshahr / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
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