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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Qubadli Rayon, 296 km southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Qubadli Rayon, 296 km southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +3:30) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Qubadli Rayon, 296 km southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Jan 03:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
16 Jan 03:48: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 16, 2022 03:25:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 6:55 am (GMT +3:30)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.2248°N / 46.7742°E (Qubadli Rayon, Azerbaijan)
Antipode39.225°S / 133.226°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTskhouk-Karckar (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities296 km (184 mi) WSW of Baku (Baki) (pop: 1,116,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeSnow -1.3°C (30 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.410 kmArmenia-Azerbaijan-Iran Border Reg.USGS
4.42 kmAZERBAIJANEMSC
4.410 kmArmenia-Azerbaijan-Iran Border Reg.RaspberryShake
4.56 kmAzerbaijan: 9 Km of Agarak, ArmeniaIRSC
4.210 km18 Km NNE of Zangilan, AzerbaijanGFZ
4.70 kmAzerbaijan: Western AsiaKNDC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Garni, Armenia (GNI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 202 km / 126 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Garni, Armenia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (14)

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Agarak, Meghri, Syunik, Armenia (63.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I was sleeping when I started listening how the fridge is shaking, then the furniture, my bed was also shaking, I was scared, I decided to leave the apartment ASAP, but then, it stops, but it was really scary! | 3 users found this interesting.  
Kapan (35.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Было утро Я была утро я спала я лежала на кровати и не казалось что кровать сейчас грохнется | One user found this interesting.  
Artsakh, Stepanakert / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling : Scary)) | 3 users found this interesting.  
  • Было горизонтальное качание секунд 5-6
Stepanakert / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Степанакерт,раннее утро,кровать качало в горизонтальной плоскости | One user found this interesting.  
Close to Kapan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Quite a strong quake followed by two weaker | One user found this interesting.  
Kapan (30.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Goris (48.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / very short
Yeghegnadzor (137 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was sleeping when the furniture started to shake, my bed was also shaking,It was scary.  
Nakhichevan (119.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
41 km of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Province (156.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tabriz (134.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Tabriz / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Город Агарак / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kapan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s

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