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Damaging earthquake and aftershock in Iran. Damage + at least 87 people injured - December 12, 2017

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Update 11:06 UTC: The toll for both earthquakes combined is 87 injured people. 720 have been displaced. Luckily NO fatalities have been reported


Update 22:23 UTC: It is currently night in Iran and we may have to wait until 4:00 to 7:00 UTC before new information will be available.

Update 22:05 UTC: The location of the aftershock epicenter as well as the depth and Magnitude are almost similar than the mainshock earlier today.

Update 21:53 UTC: Another M6.2 aftershock has struck the area. Let us hope that people will be at maximum outside (as they usually do after a powerful mainshock). Th cold night (get to -10°C at night) may however be a reason to go back inside with all potential risks.

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Update 15:53 UTC: Faint shaking in the studio's of telewebion (Kerman?)

Update 15:44 UTC: Damage update : 42 people injured so far BUT luckily nobody in a life threatening situation

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This picture shows very well in which landscape the earthquake occurred.

This picture shows very well in which landscape the earthquake occurred.

Update 11:09 UTC: Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

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Update 11:02 UTC: Damage update : 17 injured and damaged houses in at least 7 villages

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Update 10:58 UTC: The M5.4 earthquake in Kermanschah yesterday resulted in 9 injured and 50 houses destroyed.

Update 10:56 UTC: Current weather and weather forecast in Kerman (56 km from the epicenter). The temperature drops at night to minus 10 Centigrade!!!

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Update 10:53 UTC: every couple of minutes an aftershock as you can see on the (limited) list below. To be safe people can remain best outside.

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Update 10:37 UTC: Damage update : At least 20 constructions have been destroyed and 6 people have been injured

Update 10:10 UTC: So far we have knowledge of 1 injured person and 6 farmhouses destroyed

Update 10:04 UTC: Many aftershocks (M3 to M4)

Update 09:47 UTC: The focal mechanism of this earthquake indicates a thrust mechanism.
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Update 09:37 UTC: Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : 10 to 120 injured people and 0 to 10 fatalities

Update 09:29 UTC: First video of the shaking as reported by an Iranian TV station

Update 09:28 UTC: The Iranian rescue services have send an assessment team to the epicenter area.

Update 09:24 UTC: The earthquake was very well felt in Kerman at 56 km of the epicenter.

Update 09:20 UTC: Shaking distribution based on cities and number of people who felt different MMI's

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Update 09:19 UTC: Shaking radius map

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Update 09:12 UTC: The nearest  city is luckily at 30 km from the epicenter. This will limit the potential of fatalities and injured but nevertheless we expect considerable damage.

Update 09:10 UTC: This is the report from the local Iranian Seismological Institute

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Update 09:00 UTC: On the positive side we think that the direct epicenter shaking damage will be limited as the epicenter seems to be located in a very sparsely populated part of Iran.

Update 08:54 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-12-12 12:13:19

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-12-12 08:43:19

Depth (Hypocenter) : 9 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 12 23:27 4.4 112 MAP
EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 23:27 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kerman, Iran Dec 12 23:27 4.5 10 MAP
EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 22:00 3.6 10 MAP
EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 21:55 4.3 10 MAP
USGS Ravar, Iran Dec 12 21:49 5.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 12 21:49 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kerman, Iran Dec 12 21:41 6.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 12 21:41 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kerman - Very strong shaking
  • kerman - Moderate shaking
  • Kerman - Started at Dec 13 at 2:11(local time) with the magnitude 6.1 and I can say it was the longest earthquake I have felt so far!!!
  • EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 19:59 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kerman, Iran Dec 12 16:50 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 16:50 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 10:12 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 09:50 4.2 10 MAP
    USGS Ravar, Iran Dec 12 09:42 4.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 09:42 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 09:20 3.6 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 08:52 3.8 9 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Iran Dec 12 08:47 3.6 11 MAP
    USGS Kerman, Iran Dec 12 08:43 5.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Northern And Central Iran Dec 12 08:43 6.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kerman - Started with a smooth shaking . Then getting stronger for 15 seconds (via emsc)




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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) ?
    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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