Iran - 5.8 Mw Earthquake - DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/05/2017

Situation

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 12 km hit northern Iran on 13 May at 18.01 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 42 km north north-west of Bojnurd city (North Khorasan province). USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 2 000 people and up to "Strong" for 8 000 people.

  • According to official reports, as of 16 May at 9.00 UTC, three people died and 225 people were injured in the city of Pishqaleh (North Khorasan province).

  • No international assistance has been requested so far.

Sources: GDACS, USGS, Red Crescent Iran, Local media