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Mw 4.8 Earthquake, Green alert in Iran on 30 May 2012 06:55 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact


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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 May 2012 06:55 UTC
  • 500000 people within 100km
  • inserted at 30 May 2012 07:35:20

Earthquake event

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


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

Region Province Country Population
Fars Iran 4.1 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Shabid Fars Iran Village5 - 1 km
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.

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Do Lengeh TEW 325 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 86 km
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kangan Iran 89 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Max Height(m)
IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
117293 30 May 2012 06:55 4.9M, 28.2km N/A 500 thousand 00:25 NEIC NEIC
117294 30 May 2012 06:55 4.8M, 10km N/A 500 thousand 00:39 EMSC EMSC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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