Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.
Derived from Event Data Source: USGS See details below
- Date-Time: 2013-04-16T10:44:13.030Z UTC
- Earthquake location: 28.056°N, 62.080°E
- Earthquake depth: 15.2 km
- Event ID: usb000g7x7
Magnitude Mw 7.8
Region IRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGION
Date time 2013-04-16 10:44:20.0 UTC
Location 28.14 N ; 62.08 E
Depth 87 km
Distances 611 km NE of Muscat, Oman / pop: 797,000 / local time: 14:44:20.0 2013-04-16
191 km SE of Zāhedān, Iran / pop: 551,980 / local time: 15:14:20.0 2013-04-16
85 km E of Khāsh, Iran / pop: 69,603 / local time: 15:14:20.0 2013-04-16
Seismogram from Kabul – KBL.IU..BHZ.2013.106
At least 40 people have been killed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan near the border with Pakistan.
The Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) said the epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 15:14 local time at a depth of 18 kilometers on Tuesday, was situated 81 kilometers north of the city of Saravan.
The quake, unprecedented in past 40 years, prompted officials to declare an emergency situation in the region.
Assessment and evaluation teams as well as rescue teams from the Iranian Red Crescent Society have been dispatched to the quake-stricken area, which is a sparsely populated rural area between the provincial cities of Saravan and Khash.
The tremor was powerful enough to be felt as far away as New Delhi, India, where it rocked tall buildings. It was also felt in the Persian Gulf’s littoral states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
According to Press TV correspondent, at latest five people have been killed and 1,000 buildings destroyed in the neighboring Pakistan after quake hit Iran.
Source: Press TV