Magnitude: 6.2M
Time: 08-18-2014 T02:32:02
Country: IRAN

IRAN:ILAMPROVINCE:ABDANAN

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 6km below the ground in Iran on 08-18-2014 T02:32:02, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.2 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 6km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 3. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls.
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Surface Geology

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
total_houses_damaged 17000
region_code 140
total_houses_destroyed 2700
focal_depth 6
intensity 3
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 6.2
id 10111
location_name IRAN:ILAMPROVINCE:ABDANAN
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 1
eq_primary 6.2
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 08-18-2014 T02:32:02
latitude 32.663
houses_damaged 17000
injuries 330
houses_destroyed 2700
total_injuries 330
houses_destroyed_description 4
houses_damaged_description 4
total_injuries_description 2
longitude 47.673
country IRAN
injuries_description 2

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