Strong earthquake in Southern Iran, also well felt in the UAE - October 21, 2019

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Update 11:39 UTC:  seismogram as recorded in the UAE

Update 11:34 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.
No damage expected in the UAE

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-10-21 10:58:51

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Southern Iran Oct 21 15:03 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dubai - No damage, it was for maybe 20 seconds. I felt myself moving forwards and backwards at my working desk. Light fixtures were swaying, not felt by everyone at the office.
  • Dubai - I was sitting at my desk in the office and suddenly felt vibrations as if a very heavy vehicle driving. I didn't make anything out of it at the time and only realised it was a tremor when I heard the news!
  • EMSC Southern Iran Oct 21 11:30 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Southern Iran Oct 21 10:58 5.4 10 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Iran Oct 21 10:58 5.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Iran Oct 21 10:58 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Świerklany - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Very weak shaking
  • Dubai - Very weak shaking
  • Dubai - undulating motion felt very light
  • dubai - Very weak shaking
  • Dubai - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - I felt my chair move under me slightly for about 20 seconds. I have been in earthquakes before and it felt like it was one, but minor.
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • dubai - around 10-15 sec
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - About 20sec, no damage
  • dubai - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - 5 minutes ago
  • Abu Dhabi - I and a few colleagues sitting around me felt the building shaking. But there were others who did not feel anything.
  • Dubai - 30 sec , no damage , building shaking moderately
  • Dubai - I thought im feeling dizzy ... but its earthquake im feeling
  • Sharjah - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Very weak shaking
  • Barsha Boutique Bldg - Could feel the building swaying, light fixtures were swaying and office doors were moving back and forth gently. Gave me a bit of Vertigo this time!
  • dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - Lasted maybe 10 to 15 seconds Felt by multiple people in the office. Around 3pm or a bit earlier
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Abu Dhabi - Light shaking
  • Dubai - There was slight shaking, I could see the medals and one frames shaking forward and backward, no damage has been done
  • Dubai - it lasted for a minute
  • Dubai - The table was shaking for about a minute.
  • Dubai - 10-15 seconds
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Dubai - i felt like someone was shaking my chair and light was moving
  • doha - 3-4 seconds
  • Dubai - About 3 seconds. Weak, no damage
  • Dubai - Moderate shaking
  • Dubai - Me&mom were at the dinning table , suddenly we felt the table moving , along with the windchimes moving which were inside our house . Also we both felt dizzy . Max for 15 to 20 sec. Also we asked few of our friends who didnt feel anything .
  • Dubai - weak shaking lasted for few seconds,for three times.
  • Dubai - 5 secs
  • Dubai - Weak shaking
  • Doha - I felt my office table swaying
  • Dubai - Light shaking
  • Doha - Light shaking
  • Dubai - No damage, just shaking - for 3 seconds. In downtown Dubai - everyone in the office felt it too
  • Ras Al Khaimah - 15 seconds items moved over the furniture at 6th floor
  • Dubai South - Me and my friend in office talking and i was writing some documents on my table and felt it moving suddenly looked at my friend and he said it quake i said yes it might be aftershocks. it was around 3.04 pm today 21st oct 2019.
  • Dubai - I felt mild shaking where I was sitting . Only three rounds or something
  • Dubai - Lasted like 10 seconds I think. Nothing around got damaged.
  • Dubai - Just a while ago I felt a slight shake in our present location, I felt my tables shaken a bit, not only my colleagues also felt the same
  • Dubai - Was sitting on my chair in the office, the chair was swaying for 15 seconds on its own.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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