Earthquake overview : A Mw5.5 earthquake has struck the Iran-Iraq border.
Islamic Republic News Agency said on Wednesday night that there has been possible damage caused by this earthquake received.
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UPDATE 21:30 UTC Saturday -
18 people have been injured , and 45 houses have been destroyed in Abdanan. In other locations, houses have also been destroyed in rural centers. 700 houses in total have been rendered uninhabitable So far no fatalities have been reported but around 3500 people are believed to be homeless due to destroyed houses, with at least 1500 others needing shelter. 50 villages have been 30 to 50% destroyed.
UPDATE 22:30 UTC
- 1500 blankets and 1500 tents are required by victims according to relief staff. 10 ambulances, 120 relief staff have been sent to near Abdanan. According to other reports 45 houses have collapsed or are beyond repair.
- The number of injured has increased to 10.
UPDATE 21:20 UTC
8 people are reported to be injured and many houses have been damaged
Theoretical calculations from USGS are telling us that about 13,000 people have experienced a strong MMI VI shaking. Nothing special for countries like Chile, but in Iran due to the type of earthquake and the vulnerable house building style, we start
- IEEES is reporting a Ml5.4 and 14km depth. This will most likely be damaging to local villages.
- Amazingly, only 15 damaging earthquakes from CATDAT have been registered since 1900 in this location within 100km radius, and of those this is the highest magnitude.
- This was given an earthquake-report danger rating of RED
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Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 5.5Mw (USGS), 5.4Ml (IIEES)
UTC Time : 2012-05-03 14:39:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 2012-05-03 19:09:35
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10k (USGS), 14km (IIEES)
Geo-location(s) : 33km (20mi) SE from Abdanan, Iran, 43km (26mi) ENE from Dehloran, Iran
Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map showing the epicenter and the surrounding area
Historic earthquakes map
Seismic hazard map
Focal mechanism report
Human impact map
I Have Felt this earthquake
|EMSC||Southeastern Iran||Jun 17 03:57 AM||3.8||14||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 16 22:39 PM||3.8||4||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 16 11:21 AM||3.7||14||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 16 03:12 AM||3.8||8||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 15 07:56 AM||3.7||17||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Western Iran||Jun 15 05:04 AM||3.6||14||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Western Iran||Jun 12 19:26 PM||3.6||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 12 17:23 PM||3.6||8||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southeastern Iran||Jun 12 06:35 AM||3.6||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Turkey-iran Border Region||Jun 11 20:57 PM||2.8||6||MAP I Felt It|
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