Earthquakes in the world on January 28, 2013 (M4.5 or more) - Earthquakes in Kazakhstan and Iran

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Earthquake in Iran
We thank that the area is the same than Saturday, Ahar and Tabriz
Based on an increasing number of visitors joining us from Iran, we believe that an earthquake was felt. When you are one of the people who experienced this earthquake, please fill in the form behind "I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake". Thank you.
Most of the people coming online are from the Tabriz area
Update 20:02 UTC  : the ISC (Iran) seismological website is down at the moment (probably too many users). ER expects the Magnitude to be in between 4.3 and 5.0
Update 20:08 UTC : Magnitude 4.0 but extremely shallow at 2 km following EMSC. NO damage expected.
68 km NE Tabriz (pop 1,424,641 ; local time 23:08:18.3 2013-01-28)
12 km SW Ahar (pop 94,348 ; local time 23:08:18.3 2013-01-28)


Earthquake in Kazakhstan
Based on an increasing number of visitors joining us from Kazakhstan, we believe that an earthquake was felt. When you are one of the people who experienced this earthquake, please fill in the form behind "I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake". Thank you.
Update : based on the many visitors from Kazakhstan, we think a major earthquake occurred there.
We have started an in-depth article in the Kazakhstan earthquake. Please click here to read the latest news and our in-depth reporting.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Strong Earthquake Jan 28 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 20:40 4.6 1 MAP
USGS Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 20:37 4.6 10 MAP
EMSC Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 20:37 4.7 2 MAP
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 28 20:29 4.7 33 MAP
USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Jan 28 20:29 4.7 33 MAP
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 28 20:20 4.8 30 MAP
USGS Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 28 20:20 4.8 29 MAP
USGS Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 19:47 4.6 9 MAP
EMSC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Jan 28 19:33 4.6 161 MAP
GEOFON Banda Sea Jan 28 19:33 4.6 158 MAP
USGS Banda Sea Jan 28 19:33 4.7 151 MAP
EMSC Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 17:31 4.8 1 MAP
GEOFON Lake Issyk Kul Region Jan 28 16:38 6.1 18 MAP
USGS Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 16:38 6.0 15 MAP
  • Aksu, Xinjiang - Serious shaking here, some damage
  • EMSC Eastern Kazakhstan Jan 28 16:38 6.1 10 MAP
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - Ceiling lamp was shaking. i felt the earthquake while lying on the sofa
  • kazakhstan - all the furniture was shaking
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - In hotel in Almaty, felt light to moderate shaking. No other explanation except earthquake.
  • almaty - 4 degrees at least. Lamps were shaking for 10 seconds
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - Furniture and lights shook for ~10-15 seconds
  • Almaty - Felt the house shake slightly in two stages
  • Almaty - Lights shaking for 15 sec..scared the hell out of me
  • Almaty - The lights were shaking a long time!!!
  • Almaty city center - a conciderable shaking in the apartment. This could wake you up and cause a serious anxiety
  • Almaty - Earthquake
  • Almaty - The lights and walls were shaking for about 7 sec
  • Almaty - As usual
  • Almaty - Moderate to strong shaking lasting less than a minute
  • Almaty - easily noticeable shaking
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - Floor and furniture was shaking
  • Jal microregion, Bishkek - on the 9th floor it was shaking, man! you could feel it. it went for about 30 seconds.
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Our chandeliers were shaking.
  • Almaty, kazakhstan - 5 minutes ago furniture and lamps were shaking strong about 20 seconds
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - I felt the earthquake while washing the dish in the kitchen and I noticed dishes in the shelf shaking, then the ceiling lamp was shaking for about 15 sec.
  • Almaty (Kazakhstan) - At hotel near city centre, at the first floor, ground was clearly shaking.
  • almaty - continuous shaking felt even on ground floor
  • Kampot, Almaty, Kazakhstan - Lamps were swaying. No sound. Felt it in my feet. On second floor of a house. Scary
  • Almaty - The water in the Jug was shaking...and of course the lamps...quite scary. Damn cold outside and foggy
  • Almaty - Ceiling lamp was shaking
  • Almaty city centre - lights & chandelier shaking
  • Almaty - felt it two times , moderate
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - There were two tremors both similar in magnitude. Chandeliers were swinging in the apartment but nothing fell off the walls or shelves. Some people did leave the apartment building to be outside in case something worse followed the initial tremors.
  • almaty - walls and light were shaking for about 30sec, magnitude was definitely more than 6
  • Almaty - The earthquake characterized by vertical jolts. 3 - 4 marks on the Richter scale (sorry for my Google English)
  • Kazakhstan - Was frightened
  • Kumtor mine site - felt more like a wave that moved the entire building
  • Almaty center Kazakhstan - two episodes, in succession alot of shaking sideways back and forth nothing fell off the shelves or table nothing broke
  • Kazakhstan - Windows shaking, the chandeler also! super scary
  • Almaty - Was in intercom hotel 7th floor. Bed shook and glasses on nonlinear clinked together for 20 - 30 seconds. No danger seen.
  • Taldykorgan - Felt the bed moving. Lasted for about 10 sec
  • Almaty - Sitting on the couch in my home near Dostyk Hotel, we felt for 3 to 4 minutes like the building was swinging horizontal. We noticed the TV and other furniture making horizontal swings as well.
  • Almaty - My colleague and I live in Almaty in a flat on the 6th floor of a 9 storey old building. The building swayed back and forth. My colleague thought it was due to a structural defect in the building. I was of the opinion that it was an earthquake. We felt two tremors of 20 seconds each. No damage but no idea what to do.
  • USGS Santa Cruz Islands Jan 28 12:00 4.9 35 MAP
    GEOFON Santa Cruz Islands Jan 28 12:00 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Santa Cruz Islands Jan 28 12:00 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Banda Sea Jan 28 04:02 4.6 238 MAP
    USGS Banda Sea Jan 28 04:02 4.8 231 MAP
    GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Jan 28 02:24 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Jan 28 02:24 4.7 10 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    Ryukyu Islands, Japan Jan 27 20:57 PM M 5.2 Depth 57.9 km

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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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