May 13, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.8M,depth:12.45km) in Iran, Islamic Republic of at 5/13/2017 6:01:01 PM

Green Earthquake in Iran, Islamic Republic of


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.8M, Depth:12.45km
  • 13 May 2017 18:01:01 UTC
  • 917285 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 12.45 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 27 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 37.8531, 57.2677
  • Time (UTC): 13 May 2017 18:01:01
  • Time (ECT): 13 May 2017 20:01:01

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inIran, Islamic Republic of, Province of Khorasan (population 6,855,702). The nearest places are Pish Darreh (6km), Qatlish (6km), Mianzow (7km), Qeshlag-e Naveh (12km), Yalanchi (15km), and 147 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Bojnord (runway 9700ft, 40km), and Kelyata (59km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 27km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km 540000 people 30
50 km 370000 people 47 Likely
20 km 13000 people 10 Very likely
10 km 3200 people 10 Very likely



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