Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 107 km north of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 7:34 pm (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 107 km north of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 7:34 pm (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

31 Jan 16:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Update Sun, 31 Jan 2021, 16:18
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 107 km northwest of Mīnāb, Iran
4.7 quake 31 Jan 7:34 pm (GMT +3:30)
4.7 quake 31 Jan 7:34 pm (GMT +3:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early evening on Sunday 31 January 2021 at 7:04 pm local time near Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mīnāb (pop. 70,800) located 107 km from the epicenter, and Bandar Abbas (pop. 352,200) 110 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 31 Jan 2021 16:04:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 7:34 pm (GMT +3:30)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.06°N / 56.8°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (67 mi) NNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) S of Bardsīr (Bardsir, Kerman) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
989 km (615 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.5°C (53 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
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
4.910 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
4.910 kmSouthern IranBMKG
4.99 km30 Km of Faryab, Kerman, IranIRSC
4.910 km110 Km NNE of Bandar Abbas, IranUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
bandar abbas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
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