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Iran (Islamic Republic of):Earthquake:2005/02/22

Duration2005/02/22 A strong earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck near Zarand in central Iran on 22 about 5:55 a.m., local time, leaving about 400 people dead and 300 more injured.
Country or DistrictIran (Islamic Republic of)

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Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2005/02/24
Dead: 490
Injured: 900

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  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/02/26
    A powerful earthquake which struck southeast Iran this week killed 612 people, an official said on Saturday, lifting the toll from 602.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2005/02/24
    The Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran has recorded 10 aftershocks, ranging from 3.7 to 4.8 on the Richter scale, since Tuesday's earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale in Zarand, Kerman Province (750KM south-east of Tehran).
  • BBC News 2005/02/24
    The death toll from an earthquake which struck south-eastern Iran on Tuesday has risen to at least 490, Iranian officials have said.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/02/23
    Based on the latest information received from the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), 430 persons are confirmed dead, while 900 persons are injured. The affected region comprises 40 villages and 3 main towns with an overall population of 40,000 persons.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/02/22
    An earthquake with magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale occurred on Tuesday 22 February in Zarand, Kerman Province (750KM south-east of Tehran) at 05:55 local time. Based on information received from the Kerman Natural Disaster Task Force, some 179 persons are confirmed dead, while 500 persons have been injured, of which 300 have been transferred by helicopters to hospitals in Kerman.
  • Islamic Republic News Agency 2005/02/22
    The Representative of Iran Armed Forces at the
    Natural Disasters Headquarters (NDH) said here Tuesday night that the army has formed a crisis management center to provide relief assistance to quake-hit areas since early Tuesday morning.
  • BBC News 2005/02/22
    Heavy rain and snow has hampered the emergency effort in southern Iran where an earthquake is estimated to have killed more than 500 people.
  • Reuters South Africa 22/02/2005
    A powerful earthquake hit southeast Iran on Tuesday, killing almost 400 people, injuring hundreds and destroying some villages, a local official said.
  • Reuters 2005/02/22
    State radio, quoting a local medical official, said 100 corpses had already been counted and the number of injured was some 5,000.
  • CNN News 2005/02/22
    Eighty people have died and 300 were injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Zarand in central Iran, Iranian state-run television reported.
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