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M 5.8 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 13 May 2017 18:01 UTC
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iranian Red Crescent ends quake rescue operations in North Khorasan
Wed, 17 May 2017 17:45:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Dr. Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, President of the Iran ian Red Crescent visited the earthquake affected areas in North Khorasan and said that Red Crescent was immediately on the scene in the first hours of the earthquake and provided relief assistance besides performing its rescue operation.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran - 5.8 Mw Earthquake - DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/05/2017
Wed, 17 May 2017 05:48:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Situation An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 12 km hit northern Iran on 13 May at 18.01 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 42 km north north-west of Bojnurd city (North Khorasan province). USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 2 000 people and up to "Strong" for 8 000 people.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Veep urges speeding up relief operation in quake-hit N. Khorasan areas
Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri stressed the need for deployment of all resources to address problems of those left injured following the earthquake in the city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province. Jahangiri during a telephone conversation on Sunday with governor....

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran: Red Crescent teams respond to 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Bojnord
Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Last night at 22:31 local time, an earthquake magnitude of 5.8 jolted the outskirts of Bojnord, the capital of Iran ’s North Khorasan Province. The epicentre of the shallow earthquake was just 22 kilometres from the provincial capital, with tremors felt as far away as Mashhad, the capital of neighbouring Razavi Khorasan Province.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Earthquake kills 2, injures 225 in northeastern Iran
Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Tehran, May 14, IRNA - At least two people were killed and 225 others injured when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan province on Saturday night. According to the seismological center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics Institute, the quake occurred at 22:30:58 hours local time (18:00 GMT).

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.