Shallow strong earthquake strikes the Iran-Iraq border region
Last update: May 3, 2012 at 11:16 am by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
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
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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– 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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