Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 41 km northeast of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 6:20 am (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 41 km northeast of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 6:20 am (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 02:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Update Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 03:03
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran
4.7 quake 17 Jan 6:20 am (GMT +3:30)
4.7 quake 17 Jan 6:20 am (GMT +3:30)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 5:50 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
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 Bandar-e Lengeh (pop. 22,800) located 41 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Qeshm (pop. 25,000) located 108 km from the epicenter, and Bandar Abbas (pop. 352,200) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 02:50:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 6:20 am (GMT +3:30)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.79°N / 55.2°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) W of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) WSW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13°C (55 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.710 kmSouthern IranGFZ
4.740 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
4.57 km35 Km of Kong, Hormozgan, IranIRSC
4.710 km47 Km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, IranUSGS

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Doha, Baladīyat ad Dawḩah (403.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel it (reported through our app)  
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