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Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - 86km ESE of Khash, Iran

Update Tue 16 Apr 16:59
A massive earthquake struck this morning at about 100 km depth near the Iran-Pakistan border, 83km (52mi) E of Khash, Iran.
The earthquake caused fatalities and lots of damage, especially in Pakistan, although the exact numbers are yet unclear. Preliminary data confirm between 20-30 people dead in Pakistan and hundreds of injured people, while there are no fatalities confirmed from Iran so far.
Fortunately, the relatively large depth of the quake has prevented much larger death tolls and damage that an earthquake of such magnitude could otherwise have caused.
Pakistani troops have started rescue operations in the earthquake areas and will distribute tents, food and supplies.
During the minutes after the quake, we received hundreds of "I-felt-it" reports (>500, see below) (to the point that the server was having a hard time to keep updating), and would like to thank everybody for sharing their experience.

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake - 83km E of Khash, Iran on Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Major mag. 7.8 earthquake  - 83km E of Khash, Iran on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Date & time: Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:44 (Asia/Tehran)
Magnitude: 7.8
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.1069°N / 62.0532°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Dallol (2724 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^16 J (8784 GWh / 7.6*10^6 tons of TNT / 472.4 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 16 Apr 2013
Tue, 16 Apr 10:44 UTCM 7.8 / 87 kmIRAN-PAKISTAN BORDER REGIONEMSC
Tue, 16 Apr 10:44 UTCM 7.7 / 73 kmIran-Pakistan Border RegionGFZ
Tue, 16 Apr 10:44 UTCM 7.7 / 42 kmIran-Pakistan Border RegionGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (869 km SW from epicenter)(no details): They have evacuate the buildings and the Abu Dhabi Mall. (via EMSC)
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (869 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was taking a nap. It woke me up. The fire alarms went off in our buildings so we had to go outside and wait to re-enter. (via EMSC)
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) (766 km SW from epicenter)(no details): very short duration. 5-7 seconds (via EMSC)
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) (766 km SW from epicenter)(no details): This is the first time I have experienced an earthquake or tremor. I was sitting at a table in the lowest part of the house. My wife was less than 10 meters away on a slightly higher level and didn't feel anything. Neighbours 50 meters away felt the tremor as did gardeners and maintenance men who work in the residential compound where I live. (via EMSC)
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) (766 km SW from epicenter)(no details): On second floor, building appeared to sway for about 2 seconds. (via EMSC)
Al Ain (United Arab Emirates) (766 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Some buildings in Dubai have evacuated. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt like a tremor after an earthquake, which based on our location in relation to the Iranian/Pakistan border would make most sense, having reached us about 10mins after the recorded time of the quake. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was felt all the way to Karachi, Pak. as well. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): This is the 2nd earthquake in less than a week where shocks were felt in a big way across UAE. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It lasted for about 5 seconds. Swaying feeling as if I was dizzy. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): it only lasted 10 seconds and was felt on the top floor only. the hanging lights started swaying and the whole floor was swaying very gently. the motion was not felt downstairs (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was the first one I have ever felt! But unmistakeable. People in the neighbouring office buildings evacuated (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Everyone in the nearby buildings came out. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): My heart was beating fast. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Dubai shakes occasionaly when Iran gets hammered. (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): it took not more than 40 seconds, sitting at the office i felt how chandelier start shaking. Feeling not scaring, just you didn't realize what exactly is going on, no noise, nothing which give u feeling of been scared. I didn't move from my place, just was waiting till it is finish. After saw trough window people outside of the building,not too much. Everything is fine, continuing our work at the office (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Quite long trembling.. with 2 or 3 strongest waves (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): both have been felt (10-20" appart) (via EMSC)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (743 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was using the internet and I felt my body swaying right and left then I looked at my family and they were all giving probably the same look I gave them, we were shocked and scared a little bit because it is the first time we felt it so clearly! (via EMSC)
Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) (659 km SW from epicenter)(no details): some shaking and trembling in fujairah. no structural damage. everyone on the streets. hanging things were swinging. (via EMSC)
Khor Fakkan (United Arab Emirates) (647 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Scary, I was about to run on stairs not using lift (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Don't panic, keep yourself away might fall object/wall/etc. (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): wonderful experience. first time in my life feel earthquake. after this i feel something ill,but i can hear the sound of birds (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I thought there no earthquakes in Oman but was surprised to feel it in Oman. Last ine I felt was in Dekhi, when it happpened in Kashmir? (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Building alarm sounded, evacuated building. Felt two sets of shocks, each several tremors. No panic. Very intersting. Lots of texting and phone calling, I expect the networks are jammed. Tremors very slight but easily noticable. Blinds didn't move (unlike while in Dallas during big Mexico City quake 30 yrs ago). (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): we felt it in the most of country cities it is because of Iran-Pakistan eartquick 5 seconds only (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was first time for me and I knew immediately it’s an earthquake then the workers evacuated from the building for 30 minutes. (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Very mild steady shaking for 5-7 seconds. No doubt in my mind it was results from an earthquake. A few in my building did not feel or notice the event. (via EMSC)
Muscat (Oman) (611 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Definitely felt, but not strong enough to elicit alarm from people who have lived through them before. A few panicky folks for whom it was a new experience. (via EMSC)
Karachi (Pakistan) (608 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on sofa and felt a feeling like head spinning or something similar. I thought it was something just in my head but feeling was strange so I held side of sofa and it felt it was slightly shaking also I heard that door was making slight sound so at that point I suspected it might be an earthquake. So to confirm I searched for real time earthquake alert and came here to see that an earthquake had really happened at that time. (via EMSC)
Karachi (Pakistan) (608 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Scary Event! Lets hope it doesn't happen again! (via EMSC)
Karachi (Pakistan) (608 km SE from epicenter)(no details): felt my laptop and table shake noticeably. there was no window rattling but the shaking motion was visibly strong (via EMSC)
Kandahar (Afghanistan) (523 km NE from epicenter)(no details): There was a slight shake and rolling motion. It was barely noticeable. Some people did not notice the movement but complained about feeling dizzy or queazy while standing. (via EMSC)
Zāhedān (Iran) (195 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was surprisingly powerful and frightening! Please pray for survivors... (via EMSC)
Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) (1203 km W from epicenter)(no details): Had a stronger earthquake from Iran a week or so ago. (via EMSC)

 

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