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Earthquakes Leave Hundreds Dead or Injured in Iran

Posted by feww on August 11, 2012

Disaster Calendar – 11 August 2012

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Two strong quakes struck NW Iran, killing about 200, injuring 1,500

The quakes struck near the city of Tabriz (pop: ~1.5 million), capital of East Azerbaijan province and the country’s fourth most populated city, destroying or damaging about 70 outlying villages.

  • First quake measuring 6.4Mw struck 20 km (12 miles) WSW of Ahar, and 60 km (37 miles) ENE of Tabriz, Iran.
  • Second quake measuring 6.3Mw struck 32 km (19 miles) WSW of Ahar, and 48 km (29 miles) ENE of Tabriz, according to USGS.
  • Both quakes struck at depths of less than 10km.
  • The second quake struck about 12 minutes after the first at 12:34UTC, August 11, 2012.
  • The death toll is expected to rise, as many people are still trapped in the rubble, officials told reporters.
  • The quakes have left at least 20,000 people homeless,
  • At least a dozen aftershock have struck near the epicenter at Armenia-Azerbaijan-Iran border region, as of posting.


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP


Shakemap NW Iran – USGS

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