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Deadly Quake Destroys 2 Villages in SW Iran

Posted by feww on April 9, 2013

Dozens of villagers killed and hundreds more injured after M6.3 earthquake strikes SW Iran

The mainshock, centered at 28.500°N, 51.591°E, struck at a shallow depth of about 10km, Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 11:52:50 UTC, USGS/EHP reported.

  • The quake struck about 89 km (55 miles) SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran,  south of the country’s nuclear power station; however, the nuclear plant was not damaged, officials have said.
    • “The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor, personnel continue to work in the normal regime and radiation levels are fully within the norm,” an spokesperson for Atomstroyexport, the Russian company which built the facility, told RIA Novosti.
  • Mainshock was followed by at least two dozen aftershocks, 12 of them measuring larger than 4.0Mw including 7 ≥ 4.5Mw, as of posting.
  • The quake swarm has killed at least 32 people, injuring more than 850 and affecting at least 10,000 people in 50 villages.
  • At least 2 villages were leveled by the shocks.
  • Tremors were felt throughout the region, shaking high-rises in Dubai, Doha, Manama and parts of Saudi Arabia, according to local reports.

Earthquake Location Map. Source: GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)

Earthquake Fatalities in Iran

  • Last 10 years: About 32,000
  • Last 50 years: ~ 130,000
  • Since 856 AD: ~ 500,000


1,068 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,068 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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Forest Fires Force Thousands to Evacuate in Canary Islands

Posted by feww on August 12, 2012

Disaster Calendar – 12 August 2012


[August 12, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,312 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Symbolic countdown began to the ‘worst day’ in human history on May 15, 2011...

Soaring heat spurs more forest fires across Canary Islands forcing thousands to flee their homes

A new round of forest fires consumed hundreds of hectares on Tenerife and La Gomera islands, two of Spain’s Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa.

  • At least 4,000 people were evacuated.
  • The new blazes have consumed a total of about 1,000 hectares on both island.
  • Since last week, wildfires have consumed about 4,000 hectares on Canary Islands.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • East Azerbaijan province, Iran.  Death toll from the two strong earthquakes that struck NW Iran on August 11 has climbed to about 300, with more than 5,000 people injured.
    • The quakes affected about a 1,000 rural communities, destroying or severely damaging 150 villages.
    • Many of the mountains villages are hard to reach by road.
    • About 36,000 people were evacuated to emergency shelters, news media reported officials as saying.
    • About 70 aftershocks have struck the area, as of posting.
  • Texas, USA.  Dallas County officials have declared a state of emergency due to rapid rise of West Nile virus infections.
    • Dallas County has reported 181 infections, which have resulted in at least nine deaths.
    • More than 431 human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in northern Texas with at least 12 fatalities attributed to the infections.

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Earthquakes Leave Hundreds Dead or Injured in Iran

Posted by feww on August 11, 2012

Disaster Calendar – 11 August 2012


[August 11, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,313 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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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Magnitude 6.5 EQ Hits SE Iran

Posted by feww on December 21, 2010

Deadly 6.5Mw Quake Strikes Kerman Province, Iran

At least a dozen people are reported dead, with dozens more injured or trapped under the rubble

The strong earthquake struck about 100 km (60 miles) SE of the city of Bam, at a depth of 11.8km, and was felt throughout the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan, reports say.

“Hundreds of people are still trapped under the rubbles,” according to the governor of Iran’s Kerman province, where the quake occurred.

“Many people left their houses in the city of Zahedan .. It was also felt in the towns of Bam, Khash and Iranshahr,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

“In some rural parts of the region … the quake has caused heavy damage to buildings, especially in Hosseinabad village, where the houses were made of earthen bricks.” Reuters reported the State television, quoting an unnamed local Red Crescent official.

However, the area is not densely populated and the number of injured are reported at less than 30, as of posting.

Up to 31,000 people were killed when an earthquake destroyed much of the city of Bam in 2003.

FIRE-EARTH Moderators forecast intense seismic activity in and around the Arabian Plate, near Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt, Oman Ophiolite, Persian Gulf Basin, Owen Fracture Zone, the Arabian Shield and the Red Sea Uplift.

10-degree Map Centered at 30°N,60°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

arabian plate saudi geological survey

Arabian Plate. Image Credit: Saudi Arabian Geological Survey

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.5
  • Date-Time:
    • December 20, 2010 at 18:41:59 UTC
    • December 20, 2010 at 10:11:59 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 28.491°N, 59.117°E
  • Depth: 11.8 km (7.3 miles) set by location program
  • Region: Kerman Province, SE Iran
  • Distances:
    • 100 km (60 miles) SE of Bam, Iran
    • 205 km (125 miles) WSW of Zahedan, Iran
    • 210 km (130 miles) NW of Iranshahr, Iran
    • 1080 km (670 miles) SE of TEHRAN, Iran
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

At least one significant aftershock measuring about 5.0Mw has been reported, as of posting.

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M5.7 Earthquake Strikes NE Iran

Posted by feww on July 30, 2010

5.7Mw quake jolts Iran’s NE city of Torbat-e Heydarieh, injuring at least 100 people, trapping dozens more under rubble

“There were no immediate reports of any mortalities in earthquake. However, it is widely believed that a large number of people are trapped under the rubble, and the casualties are expected to be high,” an official said, Press TV reported.

10-degree Map Centered at 35°N,60°E

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

The earthquake occurred at about  06:20 p.m. local time (13:50UTC) shaking the the city (population: 400,000) for about 10 seconds, “causing excessive telecom disconnections, IRNA reported.”

Building in the  rural areas near the epicenter sustained 50 to 80 percent damage, the local governor told news agencies.

The Iranian Seismology Center said the quake struck about 7 km (4.3 miles) outside the city at a depth of about 7 km .

A magnitude-4.9 quake struck the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, injuring more than 700 people, the report said.

“In 2008, a strong earthquake measuring 6.1 in magnitude struck in Hormozgan, demolishing nearly 200 villages and killing at least six people,”  a report said.

In 2003 a 6.7Mw quake struck near the city of Bam in Iran’s Kerman province killing about 25,000 people.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.6 [USGS/EHP estimate]
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, July 30, 2010 at 13:50:14 UTC
    • Friday, July 30, 2010 at 05:20:14 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 35.225°N, 59.271°E
  • Depth: 26.1 km (16.2 miles) — [7km- see text]
  • Distances:
    • 7km (4.3miles) Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran
    • 115 km (75 miles) SSE of Neyshabur, Iran
    • 125 km (75 miles) SSW of Mashhad, Iran
    • 715 km (445 miles) E of TEHRAN, Iran
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 3.7 km (2.3 miles);
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010zibd

Fire-Earth Quake Forecasts and previous events:

Recent significant quakes:

Region: Off East Coast of Kamchatka
Time: 2010-07-30 03:56:13.2 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Epicenter: 160.08°E, 52.41°N
Depth: 14 km

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

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