Saturday, January 06, 2018

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran region hit by deadly quake in Nov (local time: 18:52, Depth 40 km)

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked western Iran on Saturday in the same area as a deadly November quake which left more than 600 people dead.

According to Iranian state television, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake struck 21 kilometers from Sarpol-e Zahab in western Iran at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the USGS. A 4.7 magnitude aftershock was recorded in the area shortly after the quake, according to Iranian news outlet Khabar.

On November 13 a powerful magnitude 7.3 quake devastated the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, making it the deadliest quake of 2017.
Magnitude Mw 5.0
Date time 2018-01-06 15:22:13.0 UTC
Location 34.47 N ; 45.94 E
Depth 40 km
190 km NE of Baghdad, Iraq / pop: 5,673,000 / local time: 18:22:13.0 2018-01-06
103 km NW of Īlām, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 141,000 / local time: 18:52:13.0 2018-01-06
7 km E of Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 51,700 / local time: 18:52:13.0 2018-01-06


  1. Un séisme de magnitude 5 s'est produit en Iran, non loin de la frontière avec l'Irak, selon EMSC.
    Un séisme de magnitude 5,0 s'est produit en Iran, non loin de la frontière avec l'Irak, a annoncé le Centre sismologique méditerranéen (EMSC).

    Des secousses telluriques ont été enregistrées à 18h52 heure locale à 8 km au sud-est de Sarpol-e Zahab.

    Selon les données actualisées, le foyer du séisme se trouvait à 40 km de profondeur.

    Les informations sur les éventuelles victimes et destructions ne sont pas encore disponibles.

  2. According to a report of seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the tremor occurred at 18:55 hours local time (15:25 hours GMT) and in the depth of 8 km underground.

    The epicenter of the quake was registered at 7 km of Sarpol-e Zahab, 20 km of Qasr-e Shirin and 37 km Gilan-e Gharb.

    There was no initial report on injuries or damage caused to infrastructure.

    Since the November 12's earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale which claimed 620 lives and wounded 12,386 individuals in Kermanshah Province, to December 26 over 1,600 aftershocks have been registered in this region.

    Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, as it straddles several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. Some of the tremors which hit different parts of Iran have been destructive, causing huge number of damage to life and property.


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