Description of earthquake and the area of impact
Human impact and casualties
Structural damage and engineering concerns
Response of the Iranian government
International aid and foreign response
History of earthquakes and prospects for the future
Analysis of seismograms from the Ardekul earthquake recorded near New York city
Records from the global seismic network of the event
Analysis of seismograms
Regional map of middle east without seismicity.
Regional map of middle east with seismicity.
Map of Iran of Iran with seismicity.
Map of Iran with seismicity but no topography. postscript version
Northeastern Iran maps
Northeastern Iran - area affected by quake with seismicity and Modified Mercalli intensities contours. The section of the fault which ruptured is drawn in gray.
Northeastern Iran - same as above without topography. postscript version of map
|epicenter||33.654 North / 59.739 East|
|location||near Ardekul, Iran|
|Surface wave magnitude||Ms=7.3|
|Casualties||1560 as reported by Iranian government|
|Wounded||2810 as reported by Iranian government|
|distance from New York||10485 km (94.3 degrees)|
|Fault name||Korizan fault|
|Fault type||Strike slip with
right lateral motion
|Tectonic setting||Sistan collision zone on Iran/Afghanistan border
as given by the USGS
Last update: May 5, 1999