Strong earthquake, initially registered as M 6.0, but later revised to M 5.6 hit South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran at 17:08 UTC on December 5, 2012. The epicenter was located 18 km E of Khoshk, 22 km W of Zahan, The epicenter was at depth of 5.4 km according to USGS and 10 km according to EMSC. USGS and EMSC recorded same magnitude while IIEES recorded M 5.4 at depth of 14,1 km. There are still no report of damage or injuries at the moment.
|Depth||5.4 km (3.4 miles) (poorly constrained)|
|Distances||42 km (26 miles) ESE of Qayen, Iran|
79 km (49 miles) NNE of Birjand, Iran
123 km (76 miles) SE of Gonabad, Iran
175 km (108 miles) SW of Taybad, Iran
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 13.4 km (8.3 miles); depth +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=202, Nph=205, Dmin=507.6 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 43°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
The epicenter was located between three active faults - 40 km from Abriz fault, 42 km from Nozad fault and 54 km from Ferdows fault.
Featured image: EMSC + Google Earth