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


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

Updated: this report is based on update number 2: (30 May 2012 09:20).

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 30 May 2012 06:55 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 500000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 30 May 2012 07:35 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: usb000a2i9 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 279 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Belden to acquire Canada's Miranda Technologies for C$372 million
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:26:00 +0200   news-yahoo (en)

(Reuters) - Cable manufacturer Belden Inc said it agreed to acquire Canadian broadcast equipment maker Miranda Technologies Inc in a deal valued at about C$372 million ($357.31 million). The C$17 a share offer represents a 64 percent premium to Miranda Technologies' Monday closing price of C$10.39 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Quake hits Iran
Thu, 31 May 2012 10:52:00 +0200   trendnews-az (en)

An earthquake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale took place near the Boldaji town in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iranian IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

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SPEAKING FREELY : Iran's pipe dream in space
Wed, 30 May 2012 11:46:00 +0200   asiatimes (en)

Iran holds dear to its wish to send an astronaut into space by the end of the decade. At best, however, its capability is on par with North Korea and with sanctions in place over its controversial nuclear program, Tehran is unable to gain the technology needed to set its sights so high.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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