Magnitude 6.2 quake near Tehran, Iran

Last updated: 2018-03-26 17:50:55 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Friday, May 28th, 2004 at 5:38 AM (PDT) we recorded a quake (preliminary mb 6.2) located near Tehran, Iran.

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Initial source parameters for the recent event are shown below. The epicentral distance (distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 12179 km (109.53 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock (red star) and any associated aftershocks (orange stars). Anza network stations are yellow triangles.

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Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PDT) Depth (km) mb Author
36.2700 51.5700 5/28/04 (149) 12:38 5/28/04 (149) 5:38 26 6.2 QED

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

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The waveforms do not appear to be as clear as other events we have recorded due to our instruments being located in the 'shadow zone' of this particular earthquake. For more information on the effects of the shadow zone click here.

Of local interest:
We operate a broadband station on Mt. Soledad. At 06:03 (PDT) station SOL recorded the SKS wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A pink "P" indicates a P wave arrival, a pink "S" indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Soledad

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