2014 Murmuri earthquake

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2014 Murmuri earthquake
2014 Murmuri earthquake is located in Iran
2014 Murmuri earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
Date * August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
Origin time * 02:32:06 UTC
Local date
Local time
Magnitude 6.2 Mw [1]
Depth 10 km (6 mi) [1]
Epicenter 32°44′N 47°40′E / 32.74°N 47.67°E / 32.74; 47.67Coordinates: 32°44′N 47°40′E / 32.74°N 47.67°E / 32.74; 47.67 [1]
Type Dip-slip [2]
Areas affected Iran
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties 60–330 injured [1][2]
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The 2014 Murmuri earthquake occurred on August 18 in the Zagros Mountains of Iran with a moment magnitude of 6.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The dip-slip shock injured 60–330 people and was followed by a number of high intensity aftershocks.


The area had not seen a large seismic event since developments in Earth observation satellites allowed scientists to more precisely study earthquakes.[3] Observations made using Interferometric synthetic aperture radar imply that different faults were ruptured by the mainshock and the largest aftershock, each leading to different surface deformations.[3]


Phone lines, water, and electricity were cut off.[4] Eight villages were hit particularly hard, each losing around half of the homes in the area.[4]


In the several days following the mainshock, four strong aftershocks occurred. Within the first twenty-four hours, events with magnitudes of 5.6 Mw and 5.4 Mw occurred, each having a Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). Just over six hours later, a 6.0 Mw and intensity VIII (Severe) shock occurred. Several days later, a 5.6 Mw (intensity VII) shock occurred.[5][6][7][8]

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