(Major) Earthquakes list August 11, 2012 – Cruel earthquake in Iran (Ahar Tabriz area)

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Extremely dangerous earthquake in western Iran
Based on preliminary data a strong to very strong earthquake happened a few minutes ago in Western Iran.
We are currently collecting more material and will report accordingly
Preliminary epicenter at 60 km from Tabriz. Tabriz has a population if 1.4 million people). Tabriz is not too close to the epicenter, wo damage, if any, will be moderate
The closest city to the epicenter is however Ahar, a city with a population of 94348 (latest census).
Theoretical intensity calculations are expecting very strong to severe shaking in the epicenter area.
We will start-up an in-depth article as soon as possible.
We have started an in-depth earthquake report at this link. Please click here if you want to follow are specialized reporting

Moderate (dangerous) earthquake in Xinjiang, China (Kashgar)
Local specialized seismological agency CENC reports a Magnitude of M5.2 at a depth of 9 km, which is very shallow and can generate some damage if the epicenter is located at a populated area.  The epicenter of an earthquake is a very unsure parameter as there can be easily a difference of +10 km. This Xinjiang earthquake epicenter is located in a mountain range but should be very close to Highway G314 and at close distance from Sanchazhen. We will follow-up eventual damage and will report if Chinese authorities are mentioning it.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Kuril Islands Aug 11 23:41 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kuril Islands Aug 11 23:41 4.7 49 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kuril Islands Aug 11 23:41 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Kuril Islands Aug 11 23:40 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 22:24 5.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 22:24 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 22:24 5.1 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 19:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 19:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge Aug 11 17:47 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 11 17:47 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge Aug 11 17:47 5.3 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 15:43 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 15:43 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 15:43 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 15:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 15:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 15:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 13:14 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 13:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 13:14 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 12:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:49 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:49 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:34 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It
  • West Azarbijan - Ourmia - Everything was shaking. Also our building which has a strong foundation was shaking very strong. 2 times earthquake happend,the first was very very strong. People all are panicked.
  • Malekan - it was so freaking, every thing shaking
  • Meshkin Shahr - Very Scary...
  • Meshkin Shahr - 3 Times Quake...
  • Urmia, Iran - I wonder why you didn't release anything about earthquake in Urmia!
  • Tabriz - Earthquake happened twice about 2 hours ago. everyone is out in streets roaming to find somewhere secure to stay because of fear earthquake made.
  • Maragheh - well,i don't know exactly the time of earthquake,but i think that it was about 4.53 in local time.in our city(Maragheh) most of the people completely feel the earthquake twice.second time was 10min after first time.most of the people are panicked.
  • Meshkin Shahr - Strong shaking reported
  • Tabriz - Strong shaking reported
  • Tabriz - It was the most frightening and severe earthquake I have ever experienced in my lifetime. I am 45 years old.
  • Tabriz . Iran - Hi it 11 : 15 at night in Tabriz . it started happening about 5:00 afternoon . the origin of earthquake was Ahar - the town near tabriz- People of our city is really terrified by this event.we cannot communicate with people in that City.the event has 100 corps and +600 injured . it happened in every part of our state and also other states ass well .
  • Tabriz - I am a 28 year old Doctor. I was in hospital when the earthquake occurred. It was really a strong and long-lasting one. It was not gonna stop at all!!!
  • Parsabad - while we were watching tv we felt some shakes that was my first time to feel the shakes like those so i did not take serious but i felt shake for the second time so i ran out of house please help us
  • Tabriz - very bad
  • Tabriz - Strong shaking at Tabriz
  • ardebil - It was very strong and all thing was shaking
  • Tabriz - I was in my car.I saw peopel in streets suddenly.
  • Zanjan City, Iran - i live in zanjan city & yesterday i feel a light shaking and very fast runing to street toghether our family.its very dangerus.
  • Tabriz - i was playing with my xbox and evrything in the second changed . our house shaked so terrible every body in home scared . but earthquake finished soon . that was a experience i was never felt before like that .
  • Tabriz - I was at home in Tabriz on that time. It was not going to be stop at all and whole building was shaking. Our building is 4 floor and I was in third one.
  • Tabriz - In Tabriz on satuerday people felt 2times.all of people are sleeping in parks.tley are very triffied.
  • Malekan - I living In a city that 220 km far from epicenter . and we felt it
  • NorthWestern Iran-Ahar - The center of earthquake have been placed in 19.3km of Ahar-Iran. ER : Thanks for mentioning
  • Bostanabad, Iran - Very strong shaking indicated
  • GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 12:34 6.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:34 6.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:23 6.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Armenia - It was 3 times or four... and this is freaking...
  • Yerevan, Armenia - Light shaking reported
  • ARMENIA - moderate shaking in armenia , yerevan
  • Ucar,Azerbaijan - Very sheak earthquake,but not people feel it here.
  • Yerevan - Moderate shaking in Yerevan
  • Sisian, Armenia - Light shaking here
  • Armenia - my neighbour came and told that her light bulb was shaking heavly
  • Tabriz - For me it was like a moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Armenia-azerbaijan-iran Border Reg. Aug 11 12:23 6.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Northwestern Iran Aug 11 12:23 6.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    CENC Xinjiang, China Aug 11 09:34 5.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 11 09:34 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 11 09:34 5.3 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 11 09:34 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 11 06:29 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 11 06:29 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Aug 11 06:29 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    ER Unconfirmed Unlinked Experiences Aug 11 00:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Wyckoff nj - Felt slight shaking in bed during early morning August 9,2011

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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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) ?
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    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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