Earthquake in Iran

Seven people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that jolted southeastern Iran on 20 December 2010 damaging buildings in outlying mountainous areas.

Source: GLIDEnumber, ReliefWeb, USGS

 


Status Update: 25 December 2010, 12:10 UTC

 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider@unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org

 

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Contact Points in Iran (Islamic Republic of):
Mr. Saman Jalayerian
Iranian Space Agency

Phone: +98-21-220 29 714/ Mobile:+98-91-221 25 812
Fax: +98-21-220 27 272
Email: jalayerian@isa.ir

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Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)
Geographical Coordinates for SAFER activation request:

DATE-(UTC)-TIME latitude longitude Depth Magnitude Comments
yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss degrees degrees km
2010/12/21 12:14:19  28.4 N 59.2 E 7 4.4 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/21 01:01:39  28.3 N 59.2 E 12 4.1 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 22:13:04  28.4 N 59.2 E 28 5.0 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 22:07:28  28.2 N 59.2 E 24 4.2 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 19:59:49  28.6 N 59.1 E 18 4.0 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 19:41:34  28.5 N 59.1 E 18 4.3 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 18:50:27  28.4 N 59.2 E 13 4.6 Hosein abad, kerman
2010/12/20 18:42:02  28.5 N 59.1 E 5 6.5 Hosein abad, kerman

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SAFER- Services and Applications For Emergency Response

SAFER

Activation requested on 21/12/2010
Activation Request accepted: 21/12/2010 under the number: GERS073
Requested by WFP on behalf of UNOOSA \ UN-SPIDER

Contact: SAFER Focal Point
email: safer-focalpoint@infoterra.fr

Rapid mapping: SERTIT’s rapid mapping team
SERTIT Emergency Response
emergencyresponse@sertit.u-strasbg.fr
http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr


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Space-based resources

  

Satellite
Tasking

No

Satellite Sensor Time (UTC) Area Type Status Remarks/
Products
 1  Quickbird Bundle 24/12/2009
and
02/08/2009 

West bound longitude : 58.95422761
East bound longitude : 59.2153995
Southbound latitude : 28.56478657
North bound latitude : 28.72950214
 

Archive Delivered

SERTIT*

P1 Overview

P2 East

P3 South

P4 North

P5 West

 2  Ikonos-2 Bundle  23/12/2010

West bound longitude : 58.95422761
East bound longitude : 59.2153995
South bound latitude : 28.56478657

North bound latitude : 28.72950214

 post-Disaster Acquired

SERTIT**

Quickbird-Ikonos-comparison

3 ASTER   27/12/2010   post-disaster Acquired

Browse images:
Image 1
Image 2
Image 3
Image 4
Image 5
Image 6

 

 


 
* Products delivered by SERTIT through SAFER, based on Pre-Disaster data

Notification: HTTP publication of Rapid Reference Geographic Maps P01 to P05

We are pleased to inform you that “number of product” “type” product(s) is/are now available:

P01: Rapid reference map at 1:30 000 highlighting the settlements over the area of interest defined by the user, derived from Quickbird images (0.60cm) acquired the 24/12/2009 and 02/08/2009. This product also presents the areas covered by the maps P02 to P05.
P02: Rapid reference map at 1:10 000 highlighting the settlements over the eastern part of Nematabad, derived from a Quickbird image (0.60cm) acquired the 24/12/2009.
P03: Rapid reference map at 1:10 000 highlighting the settlements over the southern part of Nematabad, derived from a Quickbird image (0.60cm) acquired the 24/12/2009.
P04: Rapid reference map at 1:10 000 highlighting the settlements over the northern part of Nematabad, derived from a Quickbird image (0.60cm) acquired the 24/12/2009.
P05: Rapid reference map at 1:10 000 highlighting the settlements over the western part of Nematabad, derived from a Quickbird images (0.60cm) acquired the 24/12/2009 and 02/08/2009.

Rapid mapping products should be used with precaution given their short time to produce. The producer is not responsible for how they are used. Possible limitations on thematic coverage are mentioned within the map products.

These products have undergone an internal double checking process.

Higher resolution products with associated metadata can be found at the following Rapid Mapping Server: http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/SITE_RMS/2010/20_rms_iran_2010/20_rms_iran_2010.html

 

**A comparison between the archive (QuickBird 24/12/2009 and 02/08/2009) and the post-event image (Ikonos-2 23/12/2010) has been realised 

  • Urban activity seems to be very similar (traffic, parking area and population concentration)
  • No anomalous population concentration is detected
  • No rubble observed in the street or around the buildings
  • Where visible electric poles are still in place
  • Fence walls are still linear
  • No collapsed building has been observed

Using this pair of images (before and after event): no obvious damage is detected within the AOI covering Nematabad area, as it can be seen on the examples illustrated in the attached document.

According to this analysis, no damage map has been produced. 
All the EO data requested have been received and the tasking plan is finished, activation closed.

 


 

Situation Reports:

FARS News Agency http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8910030639

ReliefWeb.int. http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MMAH-8CC9DK?OpenDocument

The Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) http://irsc.ut.ac.ir/

GDACS http://www.gdacs.org/reports.asp?eventType=EQ&ID=101333&system=asgard&location=IRN&alertlevel=Green&glide_no=&datetime=20101220&groupid=101308

USGS http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2010/eq_101220_c0000rak/neic_c0000rak_l.html

International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology http://www.iiees.ac.ir/iiees/EQSearch/%281hikh34551nmzk2rualyk145%29/RecentEvent.aspx

Reuters- AlertNet http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/quake-jolts-se-iran-fatalities-reported/

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12047911

 

Disaster Information
Name: 
Earthquake in Iran
Region: 
Southeastern Iran
Occurance Date: 
20/12/2010
latitude: 
28.491
longitude: 
59.117