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M 4.8 in Iran on 30 May 2012 06:55 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • 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

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
117293 1 30 May 2012 06:55 4.9M, 28.2km N/A 500 thousand 00:25 NEIC NEIC
117294 1 30 May 2012 06:55 4.8M, 10km N/A 500 thousand 00:39 EMSC EMSC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


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

The earthquake happened in Iran , Province of Fars (population 4,146,405) . The nearest places are Shiraz, and Shabid.

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.

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

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