7.8 Mag Earthquake, Khash, Iran

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A large earthquake (7.8) has been reported on the border region in Iran near the border with Pakistan's Balochistan province.


This is coincident with a number of mag 5 and 6 earthquakes along the junction of the Australian and Asian and Pacific plates, but the Iranian earthquake seems to be an interaction between the Indian and Eurasian plates. It would appear that the Australian plate is also pushing a little stronger into the Indian, Asian and Pacific plates.

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Wow, that would be a huge earthquake if it had happend closer to the surface! Thank goodness it was centered 50 miles down. Looks like the damage is fairly light, and there have only been a few casualties:


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Looks like the damage is fairly light, and there have only been a few casualties:
There could be more on the Pakistan side. According to this there are about 1700 villages of mud-brick houses in the area, likely to have collapsed roofs. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22168202 (includes an amateur video clip).

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7.8 Mag Earthquake, Khash, Iran

Only just recorded the 7.8 on my seismo, relatively low amplitude, its still visible ~ 1/2 way down the screen the distance, depth and orientation means it wasnt well recorded by my system

But there was also a Mw6.6 - nth coast of New Guinea, PNG, within the last hour that is visible at the bottom of the trace http://www.sydneystormcity.com/sydln.gif

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Lots of activity going on along the eastern Tethyan Metallogenic Belt and intersections of the Australia plate and Asian and Pacific plates.

Some interesting geology from the region
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Yikes! I didn't know about this, but thanks for letting us know!

Any updates regarding the earthquake?
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Cloud of dusts!!Possible collapse in a mine?!

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Quote Quote by SecretOfnumber View Post
thats just rock slides off the side of those hills, quite common occurrence when quakes are in mountainous regions

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TOKYO (AP) A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in seas off far northern Japan and far eastern Russia on Friday, but no damage was expected.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said sea changes were possible. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

The tremor struck around midday in the Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey measured a stronger 7.2 magnitude.

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