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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 60 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 60 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 60 km north of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Sep 15:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
25 Sep 15:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 100.0 to 10.0 km (from 62 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 40 km (25 mi) towards NW.
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25 Sep 16:32: Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards N.
Update Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 15:48

Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 58 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Iran

5.0 quake 25 Sep 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30)
5.0 quake 25 Sep 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred early evening on Sunday, September 25th, 2022, at 6:25 pm local time near Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.8, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Devīn (pop. 10) located 35 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bandar Abbas (pop. 352,200) located 58 km from the epicenter, Qeshm (pop. 25,000) 84 km away, and Mīnāb (pop. 70,800) 88 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 25, 2022 15:25:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Sep 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm (GMT +3:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.7041°N / 56.4588°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Antipode27.704°S / 123.541°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoQal'eh Hasan Ali (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities35 km (22 mi) E of Devīn (pop: 10) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Sirjan (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
416 km (259 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
438 km (272 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 31.3°C (88 F), humidity: 36%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.010 km59 Km NNE of Bandar Abbas, IranUSGS
4.810 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.010 kmSouthern IranRaspberryShake
5.118 kmIran: 18 Km of Takht, HormozganIRSC
5.010 kmSouthern IranIRIS


Seismic station: Kabul, Afghanistan (KBL/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1417 km / 880 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kabul, Afghanistan: 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

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Sep 27, 2022 21:50
10 weeks ago

14 km
62 km NE of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, IranMore
Sep 26, 2022 00:18
10 weeks ago

20 km
53 km NE of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, IranMore
Sep 25, 2022 23:04
10 weeks ago

10 km
62 km NE of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, IranMore

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