Tabas Iran 1978 (KOERI)

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Event ID
197809161535
Event name
Tabas
Country
Iran
Epicentral coordinates (long/lat)
POINT(57.382 33.238)
WKT GIS format
GEMECD contributing partner
KOERI
Event narrative

The largest historic magnitude of inland Iran occured was occured about 600 kilometers southeast of Tehran in the vicinity of Tabas qith a magnitude of 7.4 (Mw) on September 16th, 1978. The damage was extensive and about 15,000 housing units were destroyed and 20,000 people were killed.

Date of occurrence (UTC)
1978-09-16
date
Time of occurrence (UTC)
15:35:56
time
Date of occurrence (local)
1978-09-16
date
Time of occurrence (local)
19:38:18
time
Day of the week (local)
Saturday
Magnitude
7.4
Magnitude units
Moment (Mw)
Focal depth
33
km
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USGS
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USGS

Overview data
Loss: Human Casualty
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Berberian, 1979
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People killed
20000
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Berberian, 1979
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Berberian, 1979

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People killed due to ground shaking
20000
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Berberian, 1979
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Berberian, 1979

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People missing due to tsunami
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0
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People missing due to slope failures
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People killed due to slope failures
0
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Loss: Building damage
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Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking
15000
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Number of dwellings destroyed by shaking: source
Berberian, 1979
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Berberian, 1979

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Berberian, 1979
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Loss: Socioeconomic
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Direct economic loss
11
million US$
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NGDC
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