34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran

34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M5.1 hit Golestan province in northern Iran at 21:34 UTC on September 6, 2020 (02:04 LT, September 7). The quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). IRSC registered it as M5.1 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles).

The epicenter was located 14 km (8.7 miles) S of Āzādshahr (population 47 590), 32.1 km (20 miles) S of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (population 131 416), and 55.1 km (34.2 miles) SSW of Kalāleh (population 33 700), Iran.

According to local media reports, at least 34 people were injured. Dozens of buildings were damaged or destroyed.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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Comments

Paul Zellmer 20 days ago

Local sensors record 5.8 magnitude. Not the lye of 5.1. This explains why there was so much damage.

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