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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - TURKEY-IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - TURKEY-IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - TURKEY-IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Jan 13:06 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
15 Jan 13:09: Now using data updates from EMSC
15 Jan 13:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.7 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards W.
15 Jan 13:26: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 13:15
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
4.4 quake 15 Jan 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30)
4.4 quake 15 Jan 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30)
A very shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, at 4:03 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 6 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Urmia (pop. 577,300) located 60 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 15, 2022 13:03:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +3:30)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.957°N / 44.6121°E (West Azerbaijan, Iran)
Antipode: 37.957°S / 135.388°W
Nearest volcano: unnamed (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NW of Urmia (pop: 577,300) --> See nearby quakes!
656 km (408 mi) WNW of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds -3.7°C (25 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.210 kmTURKEY-IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGIONUSGS
4.16 km35 Km of Yüksekova, TurkeyIRSC
4.22 km29 Km SSW of Salmās, IranEMSC
4.210 kmTurkey-Iran Border RegionRaspberryShake
4.15 kmTURKIYE-IRAN SINIR BOLGESIKOERI-RETMC
4.210 kmTurkey-Iran Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Urmia (61.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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