Thursday, December 21, 2017

5.0R in Iran

Yesterday 20th December we have had a strong 5.0R in Iran near Teheran. The earthquake was only 3km from Malard. You can see from our calendar below we expected this a day earlier on 19th.

According to state television there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.he epicentre was at Meshkin Dasht in Alborz Province, 50 km west of Tehran, Tasnim news agency quoted Morteza Salimi, the head of Relief and Rescue Organization of Iran's Red Crescent, as saying.
The earthquake was also felt in the cities of Karaj, Qom, Qazvin and Arak according to state TV.
"There have been no reports of casualties or damage," Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Iran's National Disaster Management Organization, was quoted as saying by the ILNA news agency.
In parts of Tehran residents flooded into streets and parks, fearing a stronger aftershock.
Flights into and out of Tehran Mehrabad Airport are unaffected, despite the earthquake, Aviation Iran said.

Magnitudemb 5.0
Date time2017-12-20 19:57:38.0 UTC
Location35.69 N ; 50.96 E
Depth7 km
Distances17 km S of Karaj, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,449,000 / local time: 23:27:38.0 2017-12-20
3 km NW of Malārd, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 56,800 / local time: 23:27:38.0 2017-12-20

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