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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 4 km west of Behbahān, Khuzestan, Iran, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:11 am (GMT +3:30) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 4 km west of Behbahān, Khuzestan, Iran, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:11 am (GMT +3:30) Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 4 km west of Behbahān, Khuzestan, Iran, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:11 am (GMT +3:30)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 21:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 20 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 20:41:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:11 am (GMT +3:30)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.6°N / 50.2°E (Khuzestan, Iran)
Antipode30.6°S / 129.8°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) W of Behbahān (pop: 79,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Aghajari (pop: 21,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Dehdasht (Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad) (pop: 69,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Omīdīyeh (pop: 47,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Ahvaz (pop: 841,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) NE of Kuwait City (Al Asimah, Kuwait) (pop: 60,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (166 mi) SSW of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
578 km (359 mi) S of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 16.3°C (61 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNW
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

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.
4.410 kmNorthern And Central IranGFZ
4.410 kmNorthern And Central IranRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Basrah (230.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Al Jahra (279.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)

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