Kashan Earthquake of 15 December 1778, Ms6.1

Kashan Earthquake of 15 December 1778, Ms6.1

An earthquake of magnitude Ms=6.1 occurred in the western side of desert in Iran on Dec. 15, 1778, at 6:00:00 GMT. The earthquake was strongly felt in Ray, Qom and Isfahan cities and the epicentral intensity was estimated to be I0=VIII. The event claimed about 8000 lives in the city of Kashan and destroyed almost all the houses, main buildings and castles in the city. Heavy damages were distributed in a wide area from Sansan village to Qohrood village located in the north and south of Kashan, respectively. Due to this event, water supply of the epicentral region was damaged and Cholera disease was spread. Daily aftershocks of the earthquake continued for a month. The earthquake of 1778 in Kashan destroyed the towers and ramparts of Jalali castle, but by the order of Karim Khan the castle was repaired again by the governor of Kashan, Abdolrazzagh Khan and two gates were added to the five gates of the castle. There are no evidences which confirm any damages to the historical structures such as the Jameh mosque and Zayn-al-Din Minaret of Kashan.

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The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) of this day

Date Time Y X Depth Mw Region Refrence
1934/12/15 1:57:42 31.25 89.162 15 7.2 western Xizang USGS
1963/12/15 19:34:47 -4.813 108.045 661.5 7 Java Sea USGS
1989/12/15 18:43:45 8.337 126.729 24.4 7.6 Mindanao, Philippines USGS

 


Today in Earthquake History

Kusut Earthquake of 11 April 1935, Mw=6.3

Kusut Earthquake of 11 April 1935, Mw=6.3

A few hours after the midnight (local time) on 11 April 1935, a catastrophic earthquake with magnitude of Mw=6.3 and its devastating aftershock sequence occurred in Kusut region of the Mazandaran province of Iran. The event completely destroyed twenty-six villages in Mazandaran and also caused irreparable damages in eighty other villages. Despite the fact that most houses in this part of Iran were made of wood, most of them collapsed and killed about 480 people.

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Hir-Ardebil Earthquake of 30 December 1863, Ms=6.1

Hir-Ardebil Earthquake of 30 December 1863, Ms=6.1

At about 10 p.m. local time on December 30, 1863, an earthquake of magnitude Ms=6.1 occurred in Ardebil Province of Iran. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the coordination of 38.2N and 48.6E. The event made large damages specially in Hir District. It also damaged many other cities such as Niaragh, Kert, Dalilu, Aral Loo and Now Shahr. About 1000 people were killed in total. Although there was no large damage in Ardebil, almost all buildings were cracked. In Lankaran, with about 80 km distance from the epicenter, hanging lights had swung for some seconds and their movement amplitude was up to 60 cm. There were also many landslides between Hir and Belgoor. On January, 2, 1864, a powerful aftershock intensified the damages and causalities.

The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) on this day

Date Time Y X Depth Mw Region Refrence
1863/12/30 38.20 48.60 6.1 Hir-Ardebil Amb
1951/12/30 18:21:0 28.34 57.21 6  Kerman Amb
1983/12/30 23:52:40 36.372 70.738 214.5 7.4 Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan USGS

 

Taleghan Earthquake of 16 December 1808, Ms=5.9

Taleghan Earthquake of 16 December 1808, Ms=5.9

An earthquake of magnitude Ms=5.9 occurred in the western parts of Mazandaran and Taleghan regions in Iran on Dec. 16, 1808, at 18:00 in local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 36.4N and 50.3E. The event devastated many villages in the epicentral region with the estimated intensity of about I0=VII. The seismic motions were strongly felt in Rasht. The event destroyed several houses in Qazvin and damaged the Imamzadeh Qasem in north of Tehran.

The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) on this day

Date Time Y X Depth Mw Region Refrence
1910/12/16 14:44:55 4.685 126.051 15 7.6 Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia USGS
1911/12/16 19:14:32 17.159 -99.994 30 7.3 Guerrero, Mexico USGS
1920/12/16 12:05:55 36.888 105.606 15 8.3 Gansu-Ningxia border region, China USGS
1941/12/16 19:19:43 23.304 120.393 15 7.3 Taiwan USGS
1954/12/16 11:07:17 39.346 -117.981 10 7.1 Nevada USGS

Zur Earthquake of 18 November 1226, Ms6.5

Zur Earthquake of 18 November 1226, Ms6.5

On Nov. 18, 1226, an earthquake of magnitude Ms=6.5 occurred in Zur, Kurdistan province of Iran which was widely felt in Iran and Iraq. The epicenter of the earthquake was assessed to be located at 35.3N and 46E. The event destroyed six castles and many villages in the macroseismic region. The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks during next month.

The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) on this day

Date Time Y X Depth Mw Region Refrence
1929/11/18 20:32:00 44.421 -56.016 10 7.2 North Atlantic Ocean USGS
1941/11/18 16:46:32 32.095 131.949 35 7.9 Kyushu, Japan USGS
1951/11/18 9:35:54 31.056 91.261 30 7.7 eastern Xizang USGS

 

Quchan Earthquake of 17 November 1893, Ms7.1

Quchan Earthquake of 17 November 1893, Ms7.1

An earthquake of magnitude Ms=7.1 occurred in the south of Quchan in Khorasan province of Iran on Non. 17, 1893, at 15:00:00 GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 37N and 58.4E. The event claimed about 5000 lives in the city of Quchan and more than 10,000 lives in the Atrak Valley. Due to the strong shaking, most of the public facilities such as a Telegraph office, 1100 shop in Bazaar, school, mosque, caravansary and historic palace of Ilkhan were severely damaged in Quchan and many ground surface fissures and landslides were triggered in the Atrak Valley. The earthquake was felt  throughout Turkmenistan and also in Tehran in 640 km far away. The ground movements were recorded by a Seismoscope in Ashgabat.

The most important worldwide earthquakes (M>7) of this day

Date Time Y X Depth Mw Region Refrence
1929/11/17 3:43:18 6.484 126.301 35 7 Mindanao, Philippines USGS
1984/11/17 6:49:30 0.197 98.027 33 7.1 Nias region, Indonesia USGS
1985/11/17 9:40:21 -1.639 134.911 10 7.1 near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia USGS
2002/11/17 4:53:54 47.824 146.209 459.1 7.3 northwest of the Kuril Islands USGS

 

 

Seismological Bulletin and Catalog earthquakes

Iranian National Broad-Band Seismic Network (INSN), IIEES

 

All Intellectuals and Truth Searchers

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
“ان هذا القران یهدی للتی هی اقوم”

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
“Surely this Quran guides to that which is most upright”
To All Intellectuals and Truth Searchers

 

Mentioned in the holy Quran: “If you are in doubt as to that which We have revealed to Our servant (Prophet Mohd. PBUH), then produce a chapter like it and call on your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful (Albaghare, 23)”.
In the years, the enemies of Islam religion and the holy Quran attempted to inhibit the distribution of its constructive beams; however, they could find no word similar to It.
Mentioned there: “Those who listen to the word, then follow the best of it; those are they whom Allah has guided, and those it is who are the men of understanding (Zumar, 23)”.
Undoubtedly, to desecrate and burn such comprehensive manifest is nothing but contemning independency, contemplate, respecting different mentalities and in a sole word resenting all values.
Similarly, in Prophet Era the enemies plotted to frighten the people from hearing this holy message-calling prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the heart of intellectuality, mad; meanwhile, they asked people to put cottons in their ears not to hear such fiddle-fuddles.
Now, in the century claimed to be the peak of civilization, the old conspiracy is repeated applying modern science and technology, and using advanced tricks, films, notes and caricatures.
The main aim of oppressors and exploiters in creating horror against Islam as well as repeatedly insulting this indicatory religion is to prevent the nations from being informed and the independent intellectuals from becoming acquaint with Quran.
Here, all scientists, independent intellectuals and truth searchers are invited to refer to holly Quran, the most sacred reference for Muslims, more precisely regardless the political confusions and find their right paths.

 

Useful Links

  • Bulletin of Seismological Society of America
    Journal of advanced research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines.
    http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/bssa.html
  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Home Page Seismic Data : IRIS
    IRIS is a university research consortium dedicated to exploring the Earth’s interior through the collection and distribution of seismographic data.
    http://www.iris.edu/
  • Caltech Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
    The Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory was founded in the 1960s, and began publishing results of its research in a technical report series in 1970. Included in this series is some of the earliest published work on strong-motion earthquake accelerograms, and considerable research springing from the San Fernando, Whittier Narrows, Landers and Northridge earthquakes. Publication continues to the present.
    http://caltecheerl.library.caltech.edu/
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC)
    Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC) is the organized research unit of the University of California, Berkeley that provides support for multidisciplinary research in earthquake engineering.
    http://eerc.berkeley.edu/
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    THE EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH INSTITUTE is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.
    http://www.eeri.org/
  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
    FEMA is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. FEMA has more than 2,600 full time employees. They work at FEMA headquarters in Washington D.C., at regional and area offices across the country, the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, and the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. FEMA also has nearly 4,000 standby disaster assistance employees who are available for deployment after disasters. Often FEMA works in partnership with other organizations that are part of the nation’s emergency management system. These partners include state and local emergency management agencies, 27 federal agencies and American Red Cross.
    http://www.fema.gov/
  • USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Home Page
    Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 120 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. The USGS is the science provider of choice in accessing the information and understanding to help resolve complex natural resource problems across the Nation and around the world.
    http://www.usgs.gov/
  • Iran Civil Center – Technical and Educational Website of Iranian Engineers
    An international community website related to the construction industry specially designed for Iranian engineers worldwide. It is a portal which helps Iranian engineers to share their knowledge and ideas, and to be in contact with each others without any limit or boundaries.
    http://www.irancivilcenter.com/