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2 Magnitude 6+ Earthquakes in Iran. 12 min apart

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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:18 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
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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
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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.



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




posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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I have asked to Mods to delete this thread. I made it because nothing had come up on search. Please defer to the link in the post above until such time as this thread is removed.



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