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M 4.9 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 13 Nov 2017 04:27 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 04:27 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 1470000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 13 Nov 2017 12:50 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.9 (IRQ)
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: IRQ= 6.9; IRN= 4.6


Known identifiers for this event: us2000bmhq (neicid) 629787 (emscid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 600 | About casualties: 160 | Last hour: 0

Netanyahu extends relief for Iran earthquake victims, overseeing enmity
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:19:00 +0100   asianage (en)

Iran does not recognise the Jewish state and Israeli media reported that the offer was swiftly turned down through the International Committee of the Red Cross. (Photo: AFP) Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to the victims of the weekend's deadly earthquake in....

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Red Crescent helping earthquake victims in Iran and Iraq
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:11:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

A severe, 7.3 magnitude earthquake has caused widespread devastation in the border regions of Iran and Iraq. Following the earthquake on Sunday evening, volunteers from the Red Crescent societies of both Iran and Iraq have been providing assistance in searching for victims and conducting rescue operations.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of): WHO delivers urgent health assistance for earthquake trauma patients
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:25:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

Baghdad, Iraq, 15 November 2017 -- In response to the recent earthquake in the border region between Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq, WHO's office in Iraq has deployed a medical team supported with 3 ambulances, 4 tents and emergency lifesaving supplies to Sulaymaniyah governorate in northern Iraq.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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