M 5.7 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 08 Jul 2019 07:00 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1183192
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.7748 , 49.5422
Event Date: 08 Jul 2019 07:00 UTC
08 Jul 2019 11:30 Local
Exposed Population: 2310000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Jul 2019 07:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Iran)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.8 0.8
us70004ejm Scaled population (raster) 1.98  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Iran - Earthquake (ECHO 09 Jul 2019)Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:04

  • An earthquake of 5.7M at a depth of 10 km occurred in southwestern Iran on 8 July at 7.00 UTC. The epicentre was located approximately 28 km south-east of Masjed Soleyman City (Khuzestan Province).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking, while up to 17,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • As of 9 July, media report one fatality and at least 100 people injured. According to initial assessments, the event caused damage to Oil Hospital and to 1,000 residential buildings in Masjed Soleyman. The access to villages in the outskirts of Masjed Soleyman is blocked, while 400 families have been provided with emergency shelters.
  • The affected population is being assisted with essential relief and food items, while damage assessment is still ongoing.
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Latest media headlines

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

Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Iranian Re ... Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:52:00 +0200.

An earthquake of 5.7M at a depth of 10 km occurred in southwestern Iran on 8 July at 7.00 UTC. The epicentre was located approximately 28 km south-east of Masjed Soleyman City (Khuzestan Province). USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1,000 peop
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Tremor felt in Kuwait … no damage reported yet – Quake hits IranTue, 09 Jul 2019 04:57:00 +0200.

KUWAIT CITY, July 8, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait felt earlier on Monday the effects of an earthquake, which occurred in western Iran, leading to a tremor that did not cause any reported damages. The National Seismic Network, a Kuwait In
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran Quake: Information Bulletin n° 1 (8 J ... Tue, 09 Jul 2019 03:25:00 +0200.

The situation Report. This bulletin is being issued for information, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. An earthquake with the magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale hit southern part of Iran in Masjed Sol
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Iran (Islamic Republic of): UPDATED/ IRCS Responds to Khuzestan QuakeTue, 09 Jul 2019 03:25:00 +0200.

AHVAZ, 8 July 2019 (IRCS) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Masjed Soleyman, the southwestern province of Khuzestan, at 11:30 (local time) on Monday, July 8. The epicenter of the quake was Golgir village, 45 km off Masjed Soleyman, at a de
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

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