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Mag. 3.3 earthquake - 94 km west of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023, at 07:38 am (Tehran time) -

A light magnitude 3.3 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Iran in the morning of Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023 at 7.38 am local time (Asia/Tehran GMT +3:30). The quake had a very shallow depth of 19 km (12 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.3 earthquake - 94 km west of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023, at 07:38 am (Tehran time) Mag. 3.3 earthquake - 94 km west of Mohr, Fars, Iran, on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023, at 07:38 am (Tehran time)

Light magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 19 km depth

5 Sep 04:25 UTC: First to report: IRSC after 16 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 5, 2023 04:08:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 5, 2023, at 07:38 am (Asia/Tehran GMT +3:30)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.3
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.8°N / 51.97°E Iran
Seismic antipode27.8°S / 128.03°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIRSC
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 40.2°C (104 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Mohr, a town with 35,000 inhabitants in Iran, in 94 km (58 mi) distance to the east, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
94 km (58 mi)
E of epicenter
Mohr
(pop: 35,000)
I: Not felt
Fars
130 km (81 mi)
NE of epicenter
Fīrūzābād
(pop: 66,600)
I: Not felt
Fars
171 km (106 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bushehr
(pop: 165,400)
I: Not felt
Bushehr
179 km (111 mi)
NW of epicenter
Borazjan
(pop: 86,100)
I: Not felt
Bushehr
179 km (111 mi)
NE of epicenter
Akbarābād
(pop: 98,300)
I: Not felt
Fars
201 km (125 mi)
S of epicenter
Madīnat ash Shamāl
(pop: 5,270)
I: Not felt
Baladīyat ash Shamāl
Qatar
205 km (127 mi)
N of epicenter
Kāzerūn
(pop: 94,500)
I: Not felt
Fars
207 km (129 mi)
NE of epicenter
Fasa
(pop: 98,100)
I: Not felt
Fars
209 km (130 mi)
N of epicenter
Shiraz
(pop: 1,249,900)
I: Not felt
Fars
214 km (133 mi)
E of epicenter
Gerāsh
(pop: 25,300)
I: Not felt
Fars
217 km (135 mi)
SW of epicenter
Al Ḩadd
(pop: 12,800)
I: Not felt
Muharraq Governorate
Bahrain
218 km (135 mi)
SW of epicenter
Al Muharraq
(pop: 97,500)
I: Not felt
Muharraq Governorate
Bahrain
222 km (138 mi)
SW of epicenter
Manama
(pop: 147,100)
: Not felt
Manama
Bahrain
224 km (139 mi)
SW of epicenter
Raḩīmah
(pop: 41,200)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
225 km (140 mi)
SW of epicenter
Jidd Ḩafş
(pop: 31,700)
: Not felt
Manama
Bahrain
227 km (141 mi)
SW of epicenter
Sitrah
(pop: 37,700)
: Not felt
Manama
Bahrain
228 km (142 mi)
NW of epicenter
Khārk
(pop: 8,200)
: Not felt
Bushehr
233 km (145 mi)
SW of epicenter
Riffa
(pop: 79,600)
: Not felt
Southern Governorate
Bahrain
235 km (146 mi)
SW of epicenter
Tārūt
(pop: 85,400)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
237 km (147 mi)
SW of epicenter
Şafwa
(pop: 45,900)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
237 km (147 mi)
SW of epicenter
Madīnat Ḩamad
(pop: 52,700)
: Not felt
Norte
Bahrain
238 km (148 mi)
SW of epicenter
Al Qaţīf
(pop: 98,300)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
239 km (149 mi)
SW of epicenter
Dammam
(pop: 768,600)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
240 km (149 mi)
SW of epicenter
Umm as Sāhik
(pop: 11,800)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
240 km (149 mi)
S of epicenter
Municipio de Jor
(pop: 18,900)
: Not felt
Al Khor
Qatar
240 km (149 mi)
SW of epicenter
Saihat
(pop: 66,700)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
241 km (150 mi)
SW of epicenter
Dār Kulayb
(pop: 65,500)
: Not felt
Southern Governorate
Bahrain
243 km (151 mi)
SW of epicenter
Khobar
(pop: 165,800)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
243 km (151 mi)
SW of epicenter
Al Awjām
(pop: 11,500)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
243 km (151 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bandar-e Genāveh
(pop: 52,800)
: Not felt
Bushehr
245 km (152 mi)
N of epicenter
Marvdasht
(pop: 148,900)
: Not felt
Fars
245 km (152 mi)
SE of epicenter
Kīsh
(pop: 20,900)
: Not felt
Hormozgan
248 km (154 mi)
W of epicenter
Jubail
(pop: 237,300)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
249 km (155 mi)
SW of epicenter
Dhahran
(pop: 99,500)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
278 km (173 mi)
NE of epicenter
Neyrīz
(pop: 45,500)
: Not felt
Fars
309 km (192 mi)
SW of epicenter
Abqaiq
(pop: 29,500)
: Not felt
Eastern Province
880 km (547 mi)
N of epicenter
Tehran
(pop: 7,153,300)
: Not felt
Tehran
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-09-5
Epicenter Agency
3.3 19 km
12 mi
04:08:55 Iran: 5 Km of Bandar Dayer, Bushehr IRSC
3.3 19 km
12 mi
04:08:55 Iran: Persian Gulf
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with IRSC
RaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
3.3 19 km
12 mi
04:08:55 Persian Gulf
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with IRSC
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 394 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.27 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.7 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 5.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 22.6 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 37.8 quakes per year
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 15 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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