Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Kerman, 127 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 14 Mar 2021 4:24 pm (GMT +3:30) -
Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
14 Mar 13:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
14 Mar 13:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0. Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.1 mi) towards NNE.
14 Mar 14:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 30.0 km (from 6.2 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.5 km (2.8 mi) towards ENE.
Update Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 13:06Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 123 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Iran early afternoon
5.0 quake 14 Mar 4:24 pm (GMT +3:30)
Iran was shaken near Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 12 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, early afternoon on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 3:54 pm local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
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 Mīnāb (pop. 70,800) located 112 km from the epicenter, and Bandar Abbas (pop. 352,200) 123 km away.
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Date & time: 14 Mar 2021 12:54:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
Sunday, 14 Mar 2021 4:24 pm (GMT +3:30)
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.15°N / 56.98°E
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali
(154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:114 km (71 mi) N of Mīnāb (Hormozgan)
(pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!127 km (79 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan)
(pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!171 km (107 mi) SW of Bam
(pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!192 km (119 mi) SE of Sīrjān
(pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!237 km (148 mi) S of Kerman
(pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!237 km (148 mi) S of Kerman
(pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!269 km (167 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān
(pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!463 km (288 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars)
(pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!485 km (302 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
(pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!989 km (615 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān)
(pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.3°C
(70 F), humidity: 26%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from S
Primary data source: GFZ
(German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012
joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|5.2||30 km||Southern Iran||GFZ|
|5.1||60 km||SOUTHERN IRAN||EMSC|
|5.0||12 km||24 Km of Faryab, Kerman, Iran||IRSC|
|5.1||51 km||104 Km NNW of Mīnāb, Iran||USGS|
|5.0||50 km||Southern Iran||GeoAu|
|5.0||23 km||Southern Iran||BMKG|
|5.2||10 km||Near Dubai, Iran||RENASS|
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bandar abbaas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : the sofa i was sat on started lightly shaking, i thought someone was behind it shaking it. the tv was shaking and my cup of tea was shaking.
Ahmedabad / Weak shaking (MMI III)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
05 May 2021 23:38 UTC | M 3.1 |
9 km (5.6 mi) depth |
17 km (11 mi) distance | IRSC | Details
30 Mar 2021 00:08 UTC | M 2.6 |
10 km (6.2 mi) depth |
22 km (13 mi) distance | IRSC | Details
15 Mar 2021 02:34 UTC | M 2.5 |
8 km (5 mi) depth |
10 km (6 mi) distance | IRSC | Details
14 Mar 2021 13:15 UTC | M 2.6 |
10 km (6.2 mi) depth |
21 km (13 mi) distance | IRSC | Details
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