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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km east of Şamaxı, Shamakhi Rayon, Azerbaijan, on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm (GMT +4) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km east of Şamaxı, Shamakhi Rayon, Azerbaijan, on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm (GMT +4) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 74 km east of Şamaxı, Shamakhi Rayon, Azerbaijan, on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm (GMT +4)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Nov 12:51 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
20 Nov 12:54: Now using data updates from EMSC
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20 Nov 13:15: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 10.0 km (from 37 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 79 km (49 mi) towards ESE.
Update Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 13:00
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 earthquake 30 km southwest of Dǝvǝçi, Azerbaijan
5.0 quake 20 Nov 4:46 pm (GMT +4)
5.0 quake 20 Nov 4:46 pm (GMT +4)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Dǝvǝçi, Shabran, Azerbaijan. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Saturday, November 20th, 2021, at 4:46 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 223 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Xızı (pop. 1000) located 16 km from the epicenter, Dǝvǝçi (pop. 23,200) 30 km away, Hacı Zeynalabdin (pop. 19,000) 66 km away, Sumqayit (pop. 265,200) 76 km away, Xudat (pop. 13,600) 79 km away, Kürdǝmir (pop. 19,100) 91 km away, Xirdalan (pop. 37,900) 91 km away, Baladjary (pop. 42,200) 95 km away, Lökbatan (pop. 30,700) 99 km away, and Baku (pop. 1,116,500) 105 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 20, 2021 12:46:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm (GMT +4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.55°N / 49.51°E (Shamakhi Rayon, Azerbaijan)
Antipode40.55°S / 130.49°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt18 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoLokbatan (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) SSW of Hacı Zeynalabdin (Sumqayıt, Sumqayit) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Sumqayit (pop: 265,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Xirdalan (Abşeron) (pop: 37,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) WNW of Baladjary (Baki) (pop: 42,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NW of Lokbatan (Lökbatan, Baki) (pop: 30,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) WNW of Baku (Baki) (pop: 1,116,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Bakıxanov (Baki) (pop: 66,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) W of Maştağa (Baki) (pop: 40,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Qaraçuxur (Baki) (pop: 73,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) E of Şamaxı (pop: 29,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 4.3°C (40 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmAZERBAIJANEMSC
5.110 kmAzerbaijan: Near BakuRENASS
4.610 kmAzerbaijan: Eastern CaucasusGFZ
5.010 km55 Km of Muxtədır, AzerbaijanIRSC
5.110 km16 Km NE of Shamakhi, AzerbaijanUSGS
4.910 kmAzerbaijan: Eastern CaucasusGeoAu
5.00 kmAzerbaijan: Western AsiaKNDC
5.110 kmAzerbaijan: Eastern CaucasusRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (22)

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Shihikent (162.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Suddenly I felt the sonorous rattling of glasses in the sideboards, the rolling of the chandelier and interior elements (tables, cabinets). There were 2 noticeable peaks 3~4 seconds apart | 2 users found this interesting.  
Баку (39.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Толчок и раскачивание люстры | 3 users found this interesting.  
Село Джепель Дагестан (153.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Покачало в стороны. Мы находились на 3м этаже. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Goycay / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Испуг,мондраж ,но до этого я думала что это кошка на подокольнике чешет себе и от этого и тресется окно,но потом начила трястись я | 2 users found this interesting.  
Derbent (198.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : . | 2 users found this interesting.  
Goychay (151 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Goychay | 2 users found this interesting.  
Baku, Near Milli Mejlis / not felt : I just felt light dizziness | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ganja / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Az mala zelzele olub gucdu deyil GANJA AZERBAIJAN | 2 users found this interesting.  
Quba, Azerbaijan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Very weak shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Baladjary, Baki (30.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
Baku city (30.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Баку (34.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Baku (42.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 20-30 s
Shirvan (81 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bakıxanov, Baki (40.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Baku Azerbaijan (30.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Quba (123.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Baku (34.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Quba, Azerbaijan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
Qalaalti / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Баку / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Derbent / not felt
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