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Encyclopedia > Earthquakes in Iran

This is a list of recent major earthquakes in Iran:[1] An earthquake is the result from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ...

Year Time(GMT) Location Magnitude death toll Epicentre(North-East) Faulting(Km)
2005 Feb.22  : Zarand 6.4 612-790 -
2003 Dec.26  : Bam 6.6 26,271 -
1990 Jun.12  : Manjil(-Rudbar) 7.3 40,000 30.1-57.6 80
1981 Aug. 23:50 Shahdad 7.6 2,000 30.5-55.6 ?
1981 Jul.  : Golbaf  ? 3,000 30.5-55.6 -
1978 Sep.16  : Tabas 7.5-7.9 25,000 33.7-56.3 ?
1977 Dec. 01:00 Zarand  ? 2,700 30.7-56.3 -
1976 Mar.16 07:28 South Iran 5.4  ? ?-? ?
1972 Apr.10 02:06 Ghir 6.9 5,400 28.4-52.8 -
1971 May22  : Bingol  ?  ? ?-? -
1970 Jul.30 00:52 Karnaveh  ? 6.7 220 37.8-55.9 -
1970 Mar.28  : Gediz  ?  ? ?-? -
1968 Aug.31 10:47 Dasht-e-Bayaz 7.5 12,100 34.1-59.0 80
1962 Sep.01 19:20 Buiyn-Zara 7.2 12,200 35.6-49.8 100
1961 Jun.11 05:10 Lar 7.2 61 27.9-54.5 -
1960 Apr.24 12:14 Lar 6.0 380 27.7-54.4 -
1958 Aug.16 19:13 Firouzabad 6.7 132 34.4-47.9 20
1957 Dec.13 01:45 Farsinaj 7.1 1,200 34.3-47.8 41
1957 Jul.02 00:42 Mazandaran 7.1 1,100 36.1-52.7 -
1956 Oct.31 14:03 Bestag 6.8 347 27.2-54.4 -
1953 Feb.12 08:15 Torud 6.4 970 35.4-55.1 -
1948 Oct.05 20:12 Ashkabad 7.2 19,800 37.9-58.6 -
1947 Sep.23 12:28 Doostabad 6.9 500 33.4-58.7 -
1945 Nov.27 21:56 Doostabad 6.9 500 25.063.5- -
1941 Feb.16 16:38 Mohammadabad 6.3 730 33.5-58.6 15
1935 Apr.11 23:15 Kevsut 6.3 690 36.3-53.5 -
1930 May 6 22:34 Salmas 7.5 1,360 38.1-44.7 30
1929 May 1 15:37 Kopet_Dagh 7.4 3,800 37.8-57.6 50
1923 Sep.22 20:47 Sirjan 6.7 290 29.5-56.4 -
1923 May 25 22:21 Torbat 5.7 2,200 35.2-59.2 -
1909 Jan.23 02:48 Silakhor 7.3 5,500 33.4-49.1 40
1903 Sep.25 01:20 Kashmar 6.5 350 35.2-58.2 -

Zarand is a town in the Kerman_province of Iran. ... Bam or BAM may mean: Bam, Iran Bam Province, Burkina Faso ISO 639 code for Bambara language Bam Margera An onomatopoeia for a sound. ... Manjil is a historical town in the southern basin of Caspian in Northern Iran. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

See also

Environmental issue in Iran Especially in urban areas, vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents contribute to poor air quality. ... Map of biotopes of Iran  Forest steppe  Forests and woodlands  Semi-desert  Desert lowlands  Steppe  Salted alluvial marshes Iran is situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. ...

References

  1. ^ Prof. M.R. Maheri

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5.9 earthquake in Iran follows strong temblor in China's midsection | www.azstarnet.com ® (303 words)
An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 5.9 shook a sparsely populated area of southern Iran on Sunday, flattening seven villages, killing 10 people and injuring 70, officials and state-run television said.
In Iran, Heidar Alishvandi, the governor of Qeshm, was quoted by state television as saying rescue teams were deployed to the affected area, and people in the wrecked villages were moved quickly to safety.
Iran's seismologic center said the epicenter was in the waters of the Persian Gulf between the port city of Bandar Abbas and Qeshm Island, about 940 miles south of Tehran.
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