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12 novembre 2017

Earthquake in Iraq

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type d'évènement:Earthquake
Localidation de l'évènement:Iraq
Date de l'activation Charte:2017-11-12
Time of Charter Activation:23:41
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+05:30
Demandeur:UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA
Activation ID:558
Chef de projet:UNITAR/UNOSAT

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the northern border of Iraq at 18:18 UTC on 12 November.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Kermanshah Province of neighbouring Iran, but it was in close proximity to the border and impacted the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

It is estimated that nine people have died in Kurdistan, and the town of Darbandikhan was particularly affected. Hundreds more are reported to be injured.

This is a mostly mountainous region, and rescue operations have been disrupted by landslides.

7.3 is on the higher end of the Richter scale, and indicates an earthquake that can cause major damage. According to USGS, the earthquake was shallow at a depth of approximately 25 km.

 

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Évaluation des dégâts dans la ville et le barrage de Darbandikhan, province de Sulaymaniyah

Source: Plediades
Acquis: 15/11/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, tous droits réservés
Carte produite par UNITAR / UNOSAT

Évaluation des dommages des établissements de santé dans la ville de Darbandikhan

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: 15/11/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, tous droits réservés
Carte produite par UNITAR / UNOSAT

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