Terremoto forte mag. 5.5 - 60 km a nord est da Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.5 - 60 km a nord est da Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, venerdí, 15 gennaio 2021

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.5 at 10 km depth

15 Jan 21:37 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 7 minuti.
15 Jan 21:38: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.9 km (3 mi) al NNW.
15 Jan 21:50: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.3 a 5.4. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 9.2 km (5.7 mi) al NNW.
15 Jan 22:02: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.4 a 5.5.
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 21:42
Significant magnitude 5.3 earthquake 58 km northeast of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
5.3 quake 16 Jan 1:01 am (GMT +3:30)
5.3 quake 16 Jan 1:01 am (GMT +3:30)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.3 quake in Iran near Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 12:31 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.4 earthquake.
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 Bandar-e Lengeh (pop. 22,800) located 58 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 102 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 15 Jan 2021 21:31:06 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 01:01 (GMT +3:30)
Magnitudine: 5.5
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 26.99°N / 55.25°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km NE da Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
101 km O da Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
104 km OSO da Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
104 km OSO da Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
131 km ENE da Kīsh (Kish) (pop: 20,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
295 km NNE da Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, Emirati Arabi Uniti) (pop: 603,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
395 km SE da Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
407 km SSO da Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
417 km ENE da Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
494 km NO da Mascate (Muscat, Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.6°C (62 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NW
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.510 kmSouthern IranGFZ
5.410 kmSOUTHERN IRANEMSC
5.519 km28 Km of Kong, Hormozgan, IranIRSC
5.58 km50 Km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, IranUSGS
5.410 km伊朗, IranCEIC
5.510 kmSouthern IranGeoAu

User reports for this quake (32)

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Sharjah (187.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : Suddenly noticed chandeliers swinging in our room while watching TV, this activity continued for almost a minute. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Salakh / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : The house shook strongly and we ran outside | 4 users found this interesting.  
UAE / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was sleeping suddenly my bed started shaking. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Sharjah UAE / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I feel it at 11:33 am | 3 users found this interesting.  
Apadana Twin Towers (101.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : That was pretty long | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ras Al Khaimah (152.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 15-20 s : Awoken by swaying motion inn the apartment block. people out one their balconies. | One user found this interesting.  
Dubai (203 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : It felt like everything around me was slightly swaying.. more like. Feeling of dizziness | One user found this interesting.  
Sharjah / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : I was in the kitchen drinking water when I saw the doors moving back and forth I quickly ran to the hall and noticed the chandeliers swinging!!  
  • I saw the bed and dressing table moving.
40.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
40.5 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
291.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
102.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Doha (427.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
184.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
110.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Dubai (217.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gulf cinema (151.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Intercontinental Fujairah resort / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ras Al Khaimah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : Frightening while awakened due to moderate shaking of the Building  
Rasalkhema / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bandar-Abbas / not felt
Eve penthouse and lounge / not felt
Al nahda dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Al Jaddaf, Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dubai / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Al Majaz 1, Sharjah / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Dubai / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Sharjah / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
Ras Al Khaimah / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ras al khaimah / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sharjah / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Qeshm / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes):
  • 10 Mar 2021 21:01 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 24 Feb 2021 00:09 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 21 Feb 2021 17:10 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2021 20:11 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 18 Feb 2021 07:06 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 07:57 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 13 Feb 2021 07:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 03 Feb 2021 05:42 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 30 Jan 2021 09:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 29 Jan 2021 09:33 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 22 Jan 2021 23:27 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 20 Jan 2021 02:17 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2021 10:40 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 20:44 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 15:18 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | IRSC | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 02:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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