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2 6 Plus EQ hit northern Iran

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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:40 AM
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A 6.6 has just been reported in Northern Iran

Not reviewed yet.

www.emsc-csem.org...


Magnitude Mw 6.6
Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Date time 2012-08-11 12:23:21.0 UTC
Location 38.37 N ; 46.89 E
Depth 40 km
Distances 61 km NE Tabriz (pop 1,424,641 ; local time 15:53:21.2 2012-08-11)
19 km SW Ahar (pop 94,348 ; local time 15:53:21.2 2012-08-11)

Has Israel run out of patience? LOL
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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What sort of effect does underground nuclear testing have on seismographs?

I'm against western bullying of Iran over its nuclear program, but this could raise some serious questions, and/or accusations.
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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IRIS is tentatively listing at 6.2. It is very shallow...9.7 km

11-AUG-2012 12:23:17 38.38 46.87 6.2 9.7 ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN-IRAN BORD REG

www.iris.edu...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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What part of the country are the nuclear facilities predominantly situated????



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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USGS saying 6.2

6.2
Date-Time
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 12:23:17 UTC
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 03:53:17 PM at epicenter
Location
38.378°N, 46.873°E
Depth
9.7 km (6.0 miles)
Region
NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Distances
60 km (37 miles) ENE (57°) from Tabriz, Iran
125 km (78 miles) W (277°) from Ardabil, Iran
156 km (97 miles) SSE (148°) from Angeghakot, Armenia
286 km (178 miles) SE (134°) from YEREVAN, Armenia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 4.1 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters
NST=193, Nph=194, Dmin=269.4 km, Rmss=1.37 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usb000bupa



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:47 AM
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From the map in this article it looks like the research reactor at Bonab or at Ramsar would be closest to the epicenter.

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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Closely followed by this one

Magnitude mb 6.0
Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Date time 2012-08-11 12:34:43.0 UTC
Location 38.54 N ; 46.71 E
Depth 80 km
Distances 62 km NE Tabriz (pop 1,424,641 ; local time 16:04:43.9 2012-08-11)
31 km W Ahar (pop 94,348 ; local time 16:04:43.9 2012-08-11)



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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Is the Underground Nuclear facility safe



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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It would be ironic that they would bomb iran when Romney is making is VP choice today just saying.....lol



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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Originally posted by dornicks
reply to post by woogleuk
 


What part of the country are the nuclear facilities predominantly situated????


I dont know how to post a pic. Located this from BBC.

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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I have no idea, but any underground detonations would have to be many many miles from any inhabited areas.

EDIT:




The explosion produced a 4.7-magnitude tremor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The previous nuclear test registered 3.58 on the Richter scale.


N. Korea Conducts 'Successful' Underground Nuclear Test
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Th earthquakes seem to be located between Tabriz and Ahar. Looks pretty mountainous.

These were followed by a 4.8 and 4.4 aftershock.

4.8
Date-Time
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 12:49:17 UTC
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 04:19:17 PM at epicenter
Location
38.209°N, 46.756°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Distances
42 km (26 miles) ENE (71°) from Tabriz, Iran
135 km (84 miles) W (269°) from Ardabil, Iran
154 km (96 miles) ESE (103°) from Khvoy, Iran
293 km (182 miles) SE (138°) from YEREVAN, Armenia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles)
Parameters
NST= 37, Nph= 39, Dmin=277.2 km, Rmss=1.32 sec, Gp=151°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usb000bupk

4.4
Date-Time
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 13:05:55 UTC
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 04:35:55 PM at epicenter
Location
38.606°N, 46.986°E
Depth
10 km (6.2 miles)
Region
NORTHWESTERN IRAN
Distances
83 km (52 miles) NE (46°) from Tabriz, Iran
121 km (75 miles) WNW (290°) from Ardabil, Iran
141 km (88 miles) SE (139°) from Angeghakot, Armenia
276 km (172 miles) SE (129°) from YEREVAN, Armenia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 29.4 km (18.3 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters
NST= 20, Nph= 20, Dmin=258.3 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp=166°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=4
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usb000bupv
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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This is a good site to follow for information

earthquake-report.com...

I started a thread as search did not bring up yours. I have asked the mods to delete it.
edit on 11/8/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Can you please repost your opening thread here then.

Very good info and sums up events better than my scatter brain job.

Thanks.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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2 Magnitude 6 earthquakes have struck in Iran only 12 minutes apart and both shallow.

They were close together. Some very heavy damage and loss of life could result from these.

Ist quake

Magnitude 6.2 - Northwestern Iran


Location in Google Maps
  • Date-Time: Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 12:23:17 UTC
  • Earthquake location: 38.378°N, 46.873°E,
  • Earthquake depth: 9.7 km
  • Distances:
    20km (12mi) WSW of Ahar, Iran
    60km (37mi) ENE of Tabriz, Iran
    96km (59mi) E of Marand, Iran
    100km (62mi) SSE of Kapan, Armenia
    285km (177mi) SE of Yerevan, Armenia
  • Event ID: usb000bupa

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS
Powered by QVSData
 

2nd quake

Magnitude 6.3 - Northwestern Iran


Location in Google Maps
  • Date-Time: Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 12:34:35 UTC
  • Earthquake location: 38.324°N, 46.759°E,
  • Earthquake depth: 9.8 km
  • Distances:
    32km (19mi) WSW of Ahar, Iran
    49km (30mi) ENE of Tabriz, Iran
    86km (53mi) E of Marand, Iran
    97km (60mi) NNW of Hashtrud, Iran
    282km (175mi) SE of Yerevan, Armenia
  • Event ID: usb000buph

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS
Powered by QVSData
 

More details shortly.

the PAGER estimates are not in yet.

Earthquake report have not caught up with the fact that there are two yet, but when they do you will det excellent data from that site.

edit on 11/8/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)


From the above link

The closest city to the epicenter is however Ahar, a city with a population of 94348 (latest census).
Theoretical intensity calculations are expecting very strong to severe shaking in the epicenter area.
We will start-up an in-depth article as soon as possible.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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RSOE have it down as three quakes,

anyone confirm whether or not it was three quakes, not two?

thanks



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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reply to post by PuterMan
 


Thanks for that. The site you mentioned is good and was where I found the breaking measurements.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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USGS Pager data in now.

The first earthquake is an Orange Economic alert


Orange alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response.


and a yellow economic alert


Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


The second PAGER detail is still pending.


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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Here is a constant update, there are already 4 aftershocks bigger then 4.0...

earthquake-report.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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reply to post by Lunti
 


From your link Lunti



Update 13:13 UTC : We have no record of historical earthquakes close to the current epicenter. A 2002 earthquake with a Magnitude of 6.5 at a distance of +300 km from the current epicenter was unfortunately deadly for 227 people. In other words we think this is really a dangerous earthquake. Luckily most people will have been out of their houses at the time of the quake.


I am assuming this means no record of significant earthquakes. What defines an "historical earthquake". Is it above 4.5.




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