M6.2 IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION on August 18th 2014 at 02:32 UTC

Last update: 25 August 2014 at 12:59 UTC

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Earthquake details

A earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Iran-Irak border region on 18 August 2014 at 02:32 UTC (05:32 Iraq time; 07:02 Iran time) 238 km N of Al Başrah, Iraq, leaving 60 injured according to the local authorities. More information on the main shock is available hereIf you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to answer the online questionnaire. Your testimony will be useful to update the Intensity map here below, where intensities correspond to the effects of the earthquake.


Aftershocks locations and time distribution

The aftershock activity is unusually high. Generally, the largest aftershock is about one unit less in magnitude, so M5-5.2 in this case. The figure shows that on 20/08 at 11:00 UTC we have 5 earthquakes reaching this value, and 4 of them clearly above the maximum expected magnitude in a usual mainshock-aftershock pattern.

There is no clear conclusion to draw from this unusual pattern, and further earthquakes of similar magnitude cannot be excluded.

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Aftershocks time distribution


Intensity map

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Epicenter location

Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
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