2012 Zohan earthquake

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2012 Zohan earthquake
2012 Zohan earthquake is located in Iran
2012 Zohan earthquake
Date December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
Origin time 20:38:12 (UTC+03.30)
Magnitude 5.6 Mw[1]
Depth 5.6 km (3.5 mi)
Epicenter 33°29′24″N 59°33′14″E / 33.490°N 59.554°E / 33.490; 59.554Coordinates: 33°29′24″N 59°33′14″E / 33.490°N 59.554°E / 33.490; 59.554
Areas affected Iran
Max. intensity VI
Aftershocks at least 12[2]
Casualties 8 dead, 23 injured, 1 missing[2][3][4]

The 2012 Zohan earthquake was a 5.6 Mw earthquake that occurred near the city of Zohan, Qayen and Birjand in South Khorasan Province, Iran, on December 5, 2012, at 20:38 Iran Standard Time (17:08 UTC). It struck 42 km ESE from Qayen and had a maximum perceived intensity of VI (Strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.[1] At least 8 people were killed and 23 people were injured.

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