M 5.9 in Iran on 07 Nov 2019 22:47 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1192775
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Glide number: EQ-2019-000146-IRN
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.8103 , 47.5525
Event Date: 07 Nov 2019 22:47 UTC
08 Nov 2019 02:17 Local
Exposed Population: 1760000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Nov 2019 23:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Iran)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1.6 1.6
us600068w0 Scaled population (raster) 4.04  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Iran - Earthquake Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:33

  • On 7 November at 23.47 UTC, an earthquake of 5.9M occurred in East Azerbaijan Province (north-western Iran), causing fatalities and damage.
  • The epicentre was located approximately 15 km south of Sarab City. The Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) has reported 4 aftershocks between 4-4.3M in the area. USGS PAGER estimates that up to 6,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, up to 76,000 were exposed to very strong shaking, and up to 72,000 were affected by strong shaking.
  • According to first media reports, 5 people have died in Varnakesh village (Mianeh County), while at least 120 people have been injured. A number of houses were demolished in the city of Torkamanchay (Mianeh County).
  • Emergency and rescue teams have been dispatched to the area, while food and relief supplies are being distributed to the affected families.
  • No rainfall is forecast over East Azerbaijan Province on 8-9 November.
Iran - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, IRSC, ARISTOTLE Emergency Reporting, IRIMO, media) (ECHO 08 Nov 2019)Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:00

  • On 7 November at 23.47 UTC, an earthquake of 5.9M occurred in East Azerbaijan Province (north-western Iran), causing fatalities and damage. 
  • The epicentre was approximately 15 km south of Sarab City. The Iranian Seismological Centre (IRSC) reported 4 aftershocks between 4-4.3M in the area. Up to 6,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, up to 76,000 to very strong shaking and up to 72,000 by strong shaking. 
  • According to media reports, 6 people died in Varnakesh village (Mianeh County) and at least 345 people were injured. A number of houses were demolished in Torkamanchay City(Mianeh County).
  • Emergency and rescue teams have been dispatched to the area and food and relief supplies are being distributed to the affected families.
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): 4.8 Richter tremor jolts Mianeh, northwest ... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:59:00 +0100.

Tabriz, Nov 10, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook town of Torkmanchai on suburb of the city of Mianeh northwestern Iran in East Azarbaijan province on Sunday. According to the Seismological Center of the Geophysi
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): UPDATED/ Red Crescent Provides Emergency S ... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:59:00 +0100.

TABRIZ/TEHRAN, 11 November 2019 (IRCS) – The Iranian Red Crescent has provided emergency sheltering for 10,472 affected people following the earthquake which struck Miyaneh County, East Azerbaijan. UPDATED/ Red Crescent Provides Emergency S
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Iran Earthquake Kills at Least 5, Injures 300Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:25:00 +0100.

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.
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News Armenia ready to share experience on relief operation for quake v ... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:18:00 +0100.

Vahagn Vermishyan made the remarks at the 8th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in Tehran on Monday. Armenia has good scientific knowledge about earthquake that can be shared with other countries including Ir
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),