Earthquake in Iran

The news sites are now reporting a mag 6.4 earthquake in Central Iran has killed over 400 and injured thousands of others. This comes less than 2 months after the deadly Asian tsunami which in turn was exactly one year on from another massive earthquake, again in Iran, at Bam which killed over 30,000.

The strange thing for me this time is that I’d seen an email report (read on for it, or follow this link to a web version) of the quake 5 hours before I wrote this, and I’ve been keeping an eye on the news to see what the impact was going to be..


Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:54:44 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 2005/02/22 02:25 M 6.4 CENTRAL IRAN Z= 42km 30.75N 56.80E
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

2005/02/22 02:25 M 6.4 CENTRAL IRAN Z= 42km 30.75N 56.80E

This information is provided by the USGS
National Earthquake Information Center.
(Address problems to: sedas@ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov)

These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake IN CENTRAL IRAN has occurred at:
30.75N 56.80E Depth 42km Tue Feb 22 02:25:26 2005 UTC

Time: Universal Time (UTC) Tue Feb 22 02:25:26 2005
Time Near Epicenter Tue Feb 22 05:55:26 2005
Eastern Standard Time (EST) Mon Feb 21 21:25:26 2005
Central Standard Time (CST) Mon Feb 21 20:25:26 2005
Mountain Standard Time (MST) Mon Feb 21 19:25:26 2005
Pacific Standard Time (PST) Mon Feb 21 18:25:26 2005
Alaska Standard Time (AST) Mon Feb 21 17:25:26 2005
Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Mon Feb 21 16:25:26 2005

Location with respect to nearby cities:
60 km (35 miles) NNW of Kerman, Iran (pop 384,000)
180 km (110 miles) NE of Sirjan, Iran
260 km (160 miles) ESE of Yazd, Iran
740 km (460 miles) SE of TEHRAN, Iran

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Flinn-Engdahl Region Number = 348

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