The sessmicity of IRAN: The Torud earthquake of 12th february 1953

N. N. AMBRASEYS, A. A. MOINFAR

Abstract


SUMMARY. - The Torud earthquake of 12lh February 1953 had a magnitude
Ms of 6.4 and it occurred, after a long period of relative quiescence, on the
synonymous fault zone in northern Iran, a desolate region on the borders of the
Kavir. The shock was felt within a radius of 290 kilometres and ¡1 caused the
death of about 800 people, mainly in the village of Torud. There is no conclusive
evidence that the earthquake was associated with faulting. However, it did
cause the liquefaction of saturated desert deposits.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-4817
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