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Magnitude 5.0 quake hits western Iranian Town

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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Magnitude 5.0 quake hits western Iranian town


www.reuters.com

It said the quake occurred at 11:53 p.m. (3:23 p.m. ET) and was centered 15 miles north of Dezful toward the Iraqi border. It was only 6.2 miles deep.

Iranian media carried no immediate reports on the quake, or any damage it may have caused.

The town of Dezful had a population of 235,819 as of the 2006 census.

A magnitude 5.0 quake is considered moderate and can cause considerable damage.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 16-1-2010 by Max_TO]

[edit on 16-1-2010 by Max_TO]




posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Seems we are hearing of a new quake just about every week for the last , what 3 weeks now ?

I have never experienced a quake first hand but from what I have been lead to believe a 5 is not all that bad ? I guess thats easy for me to say having not ever experienced a quake . Lets just hope the earth gives it a rest for the time being .



www.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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Iran gets quakes around this magnitude pretty regularly so it probably didn't do much damage and i doubt you will see many deaths.


la2

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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here's the full breakdown

Magnitude 4.9
Date-Time

* Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 20:23:43 UTC
* Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:53:43 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 32.637°N, 48.373°E
Depth 70.7 km (43.9 miles)
Region WESTERN IRAN
Distances 30 km (20 miles) NNW of Dezful, Iran
95 km (60 miles) S of Khorramabad, Iran
145 km (90 miles) NE of Al-Amarah, Iraq
440 km (270 miles) SW of TEHRAN, Iran
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles); depth +/- 12 km (7.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 82, Nph= 82, Dmin=895.9 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010rnbm


possibly best not to rely on reuters, the USGS website is a good tool



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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Hits Western Iranian what?







(that's the sarc-mark BTW)

[edit on 16/1/10 by blupblup]


la2

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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I have experienced a 5.1 and a 4.7, they are not damage causing strengths but, still pretty damn scarey all of a sudden.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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How right you are , Iran does get hit pretty often . So often in fact they have plans to relocate there capital from Tehran .



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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en.wikipedia.org...

This one was a 5.2 in England back in 2008 that I remember. Older & weaker structured buildings are at risk esp. chimney stacks, but not fairly new buildings. It was enough to wake you up and think wtf was that and wonder why the room swayed with the bed & mattress moving from side-to-side.

Also a 4.8 in 2002 - news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 16-1-2010 by john124]



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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Magnitude 5.0 quake hits western Iranian


How awful! Was he hurt badly?



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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The way Earthquakes work is the level on the Richter scale mirrors the time length of the quake MAXTO.

If it is a 5.0 quake that means that the earth shakes for 5 seconds.

However each point on the richter scale increases the quakes displacement power and energy by a times 10 factor. So each additional fraction of a second actually multiplies the severity that the earth is shaking even though it is shaking only slightly longer.

I have been in a few from 5.0 to 7.0 on the scale.

The most frightening thing is when the lights go out and you are left in the dark for any length of time and have no idea what damage occured.

Clearly HARRP is working fine!



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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LOL yes Iranian town ..

My copy and past skills were not up to speed when I pasted the article headline


I have corrected my mistake , thanks for pointing it out



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Thanks for that info



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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i was just outside mancherster 2008 and it made me go to my knees to feel the floor, like is this realy moveing and it set off alarms but nothing bad i know of happend near me



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Our resident delusionals are a little late to the scene of this fire, I expected a long list of "HAARP did it" responses.

Is there a cartoon marathon on TV or something?



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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There is a similar post going on right now about the sound bomb that went off in Eastern Iran. Sounds like a possible connection.

Or maybe HAARP is responsible?




Just my 2 cents Peace



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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the ones you speak of are probaly here
www.abovetopsecret.com...
how can you be so sure its not? not that i think it is



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:18 AM
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Originally posted by Max_TO
Seems we are hearing of a new quake just about every week for the last , what 3 weeks now ?

I have never experienced a quake first hand but from what I have been lead to believe a 5 is not all that bad ? I guess thats easy for me to say having not ever experienced a quake . Lets just hope the earth gives it a rest for the time being .

Actually, earthquakes occur way more often than we are lead to believe: just recently (and fortunately) especially thanks to the internet we are able to learnin almost real time about any event, including this one from Iran that isn't even newsworthy (it made the news just because it occurred there): if some glass has broken during that shock in Iran, then i would be very very surprised. Only during the last week, without considering Haiti eartquake's main and foreshocks, something like 30 earthquakes of MAG.>4.9 occurred worldwide:
MAG|UTC DATE|TIME|DEPTH (Km)|Region

5.6|01/17|06:04:38|11.8|OFF|THE|EAST|COAST|OF|HONSHU,|JAPAN|
4.9|01/16|22:04:55|58.6|SOUTHWESTERN|RYUKYU|ISLANDS,|JAPAN|
4.9|01/16|20:23:44|70.7|WESTERN|IRAN|
5.3|01/16|20:08:20|82.0|RAT|ISLANDS,|ALEUTIAN|ISLANDS,|ALASKA|
4.9|01/16|10:55:33|52.8|STATE|OF|YAP,|FED.|STATES|OF|MICRONESIA|
4.9|01/16|06:31:30|47.7|ANDAMAN|ISLANDS,|INDIA|REGION|
5.3|01/15|15:44:48|35.1|KURIL|ISLANDS|
5.3|01/15|11:08:37|127.0|RYUKYU|ISLANDS,|JAPAN|
5.0|01/15|10:38:26|10.0|KERMADEC|ISLANDS|REGION|
5.4|01/15|10:14:03|10.0|KERMADEC|ISLANDS|REGION|
5.3|01/15|00:06:47|28.2|MINDANAO,|PHILIPPINES|
5.3|01/14|16:22:38|57.1|SANTA|CRUZ|ISLANDS|
6.0|01/14|14:03:41|32.4|SOUTH|OF|THE|MARIANA|ISLANDS|
5.2|01/14|08:42:13|10.0|WEST|CHILE|RISE|
4.9|01/14|03:19:25|61.3|ANDREANOF|ISLANDS,|ALEUTIAN|IS.,|ALASKA|
4.9|01/14|02:16:18|42.1|NEAR|ISLANDS,|ALEUTIAN|ISLANDS,|ALASKA|
5.6|01/13|17:18:08|10.0|NEAR|THE|NORTH|COAST|OF|PAPUA,|INDONESIA|
5.0|01/13|16:49:07|10.0|TONGA|
5.3|01/13|16:21:23|10.0|TONGA|
5.2|01/13|12:42:39|10.0|MINDANAO,|PHILIPPINES|
5.0|01/13|03:52:22|64.9|POTOSI,|BOLIVIA|
5.5|01/12|10:58:11|10.8|KEPULAUAN|KAI,|INDONESIA|
5.0|01/12|10:54:09|112.4|LUZON,|PHILIPPINES|
5.1|01/12|00:16:42|6.7|NORTHEAST|OF|TAIWAN|
4.9|01/11|23:30:45|10.0|GUATEMALA|
4.9|01/11|18:48:36|181.0|COLOMBIA|
4.9|01/11|07:42:08|45.8|PAPUA,|INDONESIA|
5.3|01/10|22:44:31|87.3|TONGA|
5.1|01/10|18:24:59|35.0|VANUATU|
5.4|01/10|13:27:31|71.2|EASTERN|NEW|GUINEA|REG,|PAPUA|NEW|GUINEA|

and no, they're not some out of the ordinary data. They're out of the ordinary only to the eyes of those who have never paid any attention before to the topic: actually, given their unpredictability, they can't be called "ordinary", but nothing in what's going on suggests any out of (relatively) ordinary activity: and the one occurred in Iran was not even worthy to be mentioned by news agencies, i'll make some comparisons between this one and what happened to Haiti:
compared to this one, the Haitian earthquake was approx. 125 times bigger on a seismogram, but it was approx. 1400 times stronger (energy release). Plus, the depht of the Haitian one was approx. 13 km (8.1 miles), while the Iranian one's was 70.7 km (43.9 miles);
the Haiti's one falls into the "Major earthquake" basket, while the Iran's one falls into the "LIGHT (not moderate) earthquake" one;
the frequency of earthquakes like the Haiti's one is approx. 18 per year;
the frequency of earthquakes like the Iran's one is approx. 6,200 per year;
the depht of the haitian one was surfacial (>0-70km)
the depht of the iranian one was between surfacial (0-70km) and medium (70-300 km): needless to say, the higher is depth, the more are the variables which will keep down the strenght perceived in surface, while what most affects both death toll and damage is the ability of Buildings, infrastructure and utilities to withstand Earthquakes.
Anyway, this iranian case is a classic example of sensationalistic journalism by Reuters, the reasons why they consider this event newsworthy is beyond my understanding.

earthquake.usgs.gov...
earthquake.usgs.gov...
earthquake.usgs.gov...

Max_TO, thanks for sharing




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