M 6.1 in Iran on 14 Nov 2021 12:07 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1295689
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Glide number: EQ-2021-000176-IRN
Depth: 6.84 Km
Lat/Lon: 27.7114 , 56.0573
Event Date: 14 Nov 2021 12:07 UTC
14 Nov 2021 15:37 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI
1 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 16 Nov 2021 13:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.6 (Islamic Republic of Iran)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.9 0.9
us7000fu0x Scaled population (raster) 2.29  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Iran - Earthquake (ECHO 15 Nov 2021)Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:22

  • Two earthquakes of 6.0 and 6.3 M (respectively 6.4 and 6.3 M as reported by the Iranian Seismological Centre) at a depth of 6 km and 10 km respectively occurred in Bandar Abbas County (central Hormozgan Province, southern Iran) on 14 November at 12.07 and 12.08 UTC (15.37, 15.38 local time).
  • The two epicentres were approximately 20 km northeast of Fin City (Bandar Abbas County).
  • At least 43 aftershocks with a magnitude up to 6.2 M have been registered in the area. Up to 1,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, 14,000 to very strong shaking and 536,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), one person died, 70 have been injured, 137 villages affected as well as the cities of Bandar Abbas and Fin. The same source reports that the Red Crescent Society of Iran is providing help for those most affected.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),