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M 5.5 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 11 Jan 2018 06:59 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000ci3s
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 33.7636, 45.7491
  • Time (UTC): 11 Jan 2018 06:59:31
  • Time (ECT): 11 Jan 2018 07:59:31
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.9 (IRQ)
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the affected countries: IRQ= 6.9; IRN= 4.6

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1193840 0.52

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193840
0.52 realtime 2018-01-11 07:21:40 1.4 million 0
  Earthquake 211037
0.52 realtime 2018-01-11 07:21:40 1.4 million 6 thousand 0
Close
11 Jan 2018 06:59 5.5M, 10km N/A 1.4 million 00:06 EMSC EMSC
1193843 0.1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193843
0.1 realtime 2018-01-11 07:11:58 1.9 million 0
  Earthquake 211040
0.1 realtime 2018-01-11 07:11:58 1.9 million 20 thousand 0
Close
11 Jan 2018 06:59 5.4M, 40km N/A 1.9 million 00:12 EMSC EMSC
1193844 0.2

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193844
0.2 realtime 2018-01-11 07:14:56 1.9 million 0
  Earthquake 211041
0.2 realtime 2018-01-11 07:14:56 1.9 million 20 thousand 0
Close
11 Jan 2018 06:59 5.5M, 40km N/A 1.9 million 00:15 EMSC EMSC
1193845 0.38

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193845
0.38 realtime 2018-01-11 07:17:57 1.3 million 0
  Earthquake 211042
0.38 realtime 2018-01-11 07:17:57 1.3 million 7 thousand 0
Close
11 Jan 2018 06:59 5.5M, 10km N/A 1.3 million 00:18 EMSC EMSC
1193846 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193846
0.01 realtime 2018-01-11 07:18:37 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 211043
0.52 realtime 2018-01-11 07:18:37 1.6 million 20 thousand 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2018-01-11 09:03:37 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
11 Jan 2018 06:59 5.5M, 10km 6.33 1.6 million 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 1.5 million people
75 km 660000 people
50 km 92000 people
20 km 15000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Iran, Islamic Republic of , Province of Bakhtaran (population 1,899,338) . The nearest places are Finjan, Sumar, Mandali, Chaman Bowli, Dhu Shaykh, Sharafshah, Hizam, Humayyid Shanum, Jisar Naft, Kani Taal, and Kani Karazan.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bakhtaran Iran, Islamic Republic of 1.8 million people
Ilam Iran, Islamic Republic of 490000 people
Diyala Iraq 920000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Finjan Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 14 km
Sumar Kermanshah Iran Village5 - 16 km
Mandali Diyalá Iraq Village4 30000 people 16 km
Chaman Bowli Ilam Iran Village5 - 18 km
Dhu Shaykh Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 19 km
Sharafshah Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 22 km
Hizam Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 27 km
Humayyid Shanum Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 29 km
Jisar Naft Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 31 km
Kani Taal Ilam Iran Village6 - 33 km
Tursaq Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 34 km
Anjirak Ilam Iran Village6 - 35 km
Cham-e Surag Ilam Iran Village6 - 35 km
Baba Guyi Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 35 km
Naft-e Shah Kermanshah Iran Village4 - 36 km
'Abd al Kisarah Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 37 km
Dawud Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 41 km
Chehel Gazi Ilam Iran Village6 - 41 km
Kir Kush Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 41 km
Chega' Ilam Iran Village6 - 44 km
Kalak Ilam Iran Village5 - 45 km
Zarneh Ilam Iran Village5 - 46 km
Kasakran Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 47 km
Gilan-e Gharb Kermanshah Iran Village4 - 48 km
Chaulak Ilam Iran Village5 - 49 km
Insif Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 50 km
Jasim 'Ajil Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 51 km
Ab Garmeh Ilam Iran Village6 - 54 km
'Awwad al 'Atruz Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 54 km
Mashiqeh Ilam Iran Village5 - 55 km
Bahiyah Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 55 km
Dartut Kermanshah Iran Village5 - 55 km
Kharbut Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 56 km
Geleh Jar Ilam Iran Village5 - 57 km
Kani Masi Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 58 km
Chalanchi Ilam Iran Village6 - 58 km
Naknah Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 58 km
Sumayr al Muhammad Diyala Iraq Village5 - 59 km
Rus Diyala Iraq Village5 - 60 km
Kal Kosh Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 60 km
Allah Yar Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 61 km
Jan Jan Ilam Iran Village6 - 62 km
Sarab-e Qanbar Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 62 km
Kani Sakht Wasit Iraq Village5 - 62 km
'Ali al Malis Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 63 km
Umm ar Rawwaf Wasit Iraq Village6 - 63 km
'Abd Allah Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 64 km
Farhadabad Ilam Iran Village6 - 64 km
Masmud Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 65 km
Ilam Ilam Iran City 140000 people 65 km
'Ali ash Shaykh Khalil Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 66 km
'Abbud Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 66 km
Kani Baz Diyalá Iraq Village6 - 67 km
Darvan Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 69 km
Nawdoman Diyalá Iraq Village5 - 69 km
Korkul Kermanshah Iran Village5 - 69 km
Emam Hasan Kermanshah Iran Village6 - 70 km
Amirabad Ilam Iran Village5 - 70 km
Kani Karazan Ilam Iran Village6 - 70 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Subakhu 76 0 62 km
Ilam 1385 Civ. Paved Yes 8800 64 km
Shahabad Highway Strip 1326 0 88 km
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Hemren Diyala 1983 82 km

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