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Green Earthquake alert in Iran on 30/05/2012 06:55 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km
  • on 30/05/2012 06:55 UTC
  • 500000 people within 100km

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 28.59, 52.32
  • Time (UTC): 30/05/2012 06:55:46
  • Time (ECT): 30/05/2012 08:55:46

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Iran , Province of Fars (population 4,146,405) . The nearest places are Shiraz, and Shabid. The maximum altitude nearby is 3166m .

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 500000 people
75 km 220000 people
50 km 140000 people
20 km 6800 people
10 km 1800 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected provinces

Affected provinces

Region/Province Country Population
Fars Iran 4.1 million people

Affected cities

Name Region/Province Country City class Population Distance
Shiraz Fars Iran Major city 1 million people 114 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Do Lengeh TEW 325 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 86 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kangan Iran 89 km
Not calculated

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score(0-3)
Max Height(m)
Close
IDAlert color DateMagnitude and depthPopulation within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
117293 5/30/2012 6:55:48 AM 4.9M, 28.2km 500 thousand 00:25 NEICNEIC
117294 5/30/2012 6:55:46 AM 4.8M, 10km 500 thousand 00:39 EMSCEMSC

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