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M 4.7 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 06 Dec 2017 05:53 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: 4.7M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 06 Dec 2017 05:53 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 2570000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 06 Dec 2017 07:51 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: 634322 (emscid) us1000bmnd (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 22 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Strong Quake Jolts Southern Iran
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:55:00 +0100   farsnews-en (en)

The Seismological center of Bushehr province affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 10:56 hours local time (07:26 GMT). The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 51.9 degrees in longitude and 27.8 degrees in latitude. Local officials said more than 12 people were wounded in the tremor.

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Iran earthquake death toll rises to 569
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:13:00 +0100   irna (en)

Artin Kamali, the director of Kermanshah Legal Medicine Organization, said that in their latest efforts, the rescue workers have identified 48 other bodies unearthed from the rubbles. In the 7.3-magnitude quake that hit Kermanshah Province near the border with Iraq, hundreds of people were also injured.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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