A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermanshah, Iran at 16:37 UTC on Nov 25. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake hit one year after the devastating M7.3 took lives of 530 people and left over 10,000 injured.
Multiple aftershocks have been reported, ranging from M4.1 to M5.3.
According to the USGS, the epicentre was located 20 km (12 miles) SW of Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb (population 51,611) and 65 km (40 miles) NNE of Mandalī (population 29,785), Iran.
There are 1,830,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
9,000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 290,000 strong, 618,000 moderate and 27,440,000 light.
The USGS issued a yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses — casualties and damage are likely.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
Grand Solar Minimum
[Featured Image: USGS]