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Iran (Islamic Republic of):Earthquake:1999/05

Duration1999/05 A series of tremors occurred in Iran early morning at May 7. the strongest earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the province of Fars in southern Iran at 03:31 a.m. local time (23:01 GMT); aftershock tremors are still impacting the area. At least 26 people were killed and 100 injured.
Country or DistrictIran (Islamic Republic of)

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Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 10 May 1999
The total population of the stricken area is about 17,000 to 18,000 living in some 40 small villages. The death figure stands at 26; the number of injured at 100. The National Disaster Task Force of the Ministry of the Interior(DTF) puts the physical damage at between 40 and 100 percent in 20 villages and below 40 percent in 18 settlements.
In Richi, where the damage is considered to
have been very severe,the school has totally collapsed but the medical centre is functional.The DTF estimates that over one thousand houses need
to be rebuilt. Water pipes are all damaged but are being promptly repaired. Power lines are reconnected. There is no immediate health hazard.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 99/05/07
20 people have lost their lives and 80 have been injured.
Damage is reported in 20 villages.The damage to the residential areas is between 30 and 100 per cent, and roads, electricity, water networks, medical centres and schools have been damaged.

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  • Reuters 1999/05/07
    The strongest aftershock measured 5.4 on the Richter scale.
  • AFP 1999/05/07
    At least 26 people were killed and 100 injured when a pair of strong earthquakes rocked southwestern Iran on Friday, flattening hundreds of homes and crushing sleeping villagers.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 10 May 1999
    The national authorities plan to initiate a cheap housing loan programme.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 99/05/07
    According to the Fars General Governor who visited the area, all injured have been evacuated and the relief operation is effectively under way.
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