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M 5.5 in Iran, Islamic Republic of on 11 Jan 2018 06:59 UTC
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  • Articles: 885
  • Articles about casualties: 82 (9.3%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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Terremoto, violenta scossa in Perù: allarme tsunami nel Pacifico. La terra trema anche in Grecia, Afghanistan, Iran, Giappone, Messico e Oceania
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:37:00 +0100   zazoom (it)

(Di domenica 14 gennaio 2018) Una forte scossa di Terremoto di magnitudo 7.3 ha colpito la costa del Perù alle 10:18 italiane di stamattina (le 04:18 della notte locali): il Pacific tsunami Warning Centre ha lanciato l’ allarme maremoto con onde che potrebbero interessare le fasce costiere situate....

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Terremoto, violenta scossa in Perù: allarme tsunami nel Pacifico. La terra trema anche in Grecia, Afghanistan, Iran, Giappone, Messico e Oceania
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:15:00 +0100   meteoweb (it)

Terremoto, forti scosse in tutto il mondo: allarme nell'oceano Pacifico per uno tsunami generato dal sisma di magnitudo 7.3 di stamattina in Perù, ma la terra trema in tutti i continenti. Una forte scossa di terremoto di magnitudo 7.3 Peppe Caridi ha colpito la costa del Perù alle 10:18 italiane....

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Moderate quake jolts Iran's Kerman, no damage
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:09:00 +0100   irna (en)

Kerman, Jan 11, IRNA – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit an area in the southern Province of Kerman on Thursday morning, a local official said, adding that there has been no report of damage. The quake at 6:48 am local time (3:18 am) hit Hojdak that was hit by a strong quake in December, Spokesman of....

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5.6 magnitude quake hits western Iran - 12:25 11/01/2018
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:09:00 +0100   irna (en)

Head of Kermanshah seismological centre Farhad Forouzi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the quake hit the area of Sumar, on the borders of Kermnashah and Ilam provinces at 10:29 am local time (6:59 GMT). The tremor's epicenter was registered about 13 km from Sumar, 43 km from Gilan-e Gharb and 139 km from the city of Kermanshah.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

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