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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 31 km southeast of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 19 km depth

1 Apr 16:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
1 Apr 16:15: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 1 Apr 2023, 16:24

Significant magnitude 5.1 quake hits 31 km southeast of Mohr, Iran early evening

5.1 quake 1 Apr 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30)
5.1 quake 1 Apr 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30)
Iran was shaken near Mohr, Fars, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 only 26 minutes ago, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 19 km beneath the epicenter near Mohr, Fars, Iran, early evening on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, at 6:57 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.8, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.7, and the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.1.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Mohr (pop. 35,000) located 31 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Gerāsh (pop. 25,300) located 112 km from the epicenter.
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 & timeApr 1, 2023 15:57:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:27 pm (GMT +3:30)
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.3325°N / 53.0705°E (Fars, Iran)
Antipode27.333°S / 126.93°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) SE of Mohr (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) WSW of Gerāsh (Gerash) (pop: 25,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) SSW of Fasa (pop: 98,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) SSE of Shiraz (pop: 1,249,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
275 km (171 mi) NNE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (171 mi) ENE of Manama (Bahrain) (pop: 147,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
347 km (216 mi) NNW of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
943 km (586 mi) S of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 17.1°C (63 F), humidity: 35%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.119 km30 Km SE of Mohr, IranUSGS
5.119 kmSouthern IranRaspberryShake
4.710 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.110 kmSouthern IranIRIS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Abu Dhabi (344.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Ajman (322.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was laying down and suddenly I felt as if I was shaking, I looked at my light and it was moving | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dubai (323.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : I was asleep and woke up to the sound of books falling and I saw my hanging light moving. So assumed it was an earthquake as I have felt one before.  
Abu Dhabi (344.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very Shy shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Ras Al Khaimah City (335.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Dubai / not felt (reported through our app)


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 26, 2023 05:56
3 days ago

6 km
Hormozgan, 41 km SE of Mohr, Fars, IranMore
May 26, 2023 05:54
3 days ago

6 km
33 km SE of Mohr, Fars, IranMore
May 26, 2023 05:47
3 days ago

6 km
41 km SE of Mohr, Fars, IranMore
Apr 2, 2023 07:55
8 weeks ago

10 km
Hormozgan, 41 km S of Mohr, Fars, IranMore

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