2012 Zohan earthquake

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2012 Zohan earthquake
2012 Zohan earthquake is located in Iran
2012 Zohan earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
USGS-ANSS
Date * December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
Origin time * 20:38:12 (UTC+03.30)
Local date
Local time
Magnitude 5.8 Mw[1]
Depth 14.4 km (8.9 mi)
Epicenter 33°29′24″N 59°33′14″E / 33.490°N 59.554°E / 33.490; 59.554Coordinates: 33°29′24″N 59°33′14″E / 33.490°N 59.554°E / 33.490; 59.554
Areas affected Iran
Max. intensity VI (Strong)
Aftershocks at least 12[2]
Casualties 8 dead, 23 injured, 1 missing[2][3][4]
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The 2012 Zohan earthquake occurred on December 5 at 20:38 IRST with a moment magnitude of 5.8 and a maximum perceived intensity of VI (Strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The shock occurred near the city of Zohan, Qayen and Birjand in South Khorasan Province, Iran. It struck 42 km ESE from Qayen.[1] At least 8 people were killed and 23 people were injured.

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  1. ^ a b USGS. "M5.8 - eastern Iran". United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Eight dead in earthquake in eastern Iran - Firstpost". 6 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Eight dead in earthquake in eastern Iran". Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Arm; Vervaeck; Daniell, Dr James (6 December 2012). "Strong extremely shallow earthquake in Iran kills at least 8 people, 23 injured and a lot of damage". Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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