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Iran (Islamic Republic of):Earthquake:2006/03/31

Duration2006/03/31 A strong earthquake hit a remote part of western Iran on Friday, 31 March 2006, killing about 50 people, injuring 800 people and devastating villages.
Country or DistrictIran (Islamic Republic of)

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2006/03/31
Dead: 66
Injured: 1,200

Specific Matters

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  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2006/03/31
    The main cities affected are Boroujerd and Dorud; however, provincial authorities estimate that there are more than 200 villages between the two cities, which have suffered substantial damage.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2006/03/31
    At least 38 people were killed when a powerful earthquake struck western Iran. Another 700 people were also injured in the quake which hit the province of Lorestan near the border with Iraq with a force of 6.0 on the Richter scale, state television quoted a local official as saying.
    About 200 villages suffered 40 to 100 percent damage in the quake which struck between the towns of Dorud and Borujerd, the unnamed official said, adding that ancient buildings in Borujerd were damaged.

    State media quoted the local official as saying
  • Preliminary Earthquake Report by USGS
    Magnitude: 6.1 (revised)
    Friday, March 31, 2006 at 01:17:02 (UTC)
    Friday, March 31, 2006 at 4:47:02 AM (local time)
    Region: WESTERN IRAN
  • Reuters AlertNet 31 March 2006
    A strong earthquake hit a remote part of western Iran on Friday, 31 March 2006, killing about 50 people and devastating villages, a senior provincial official said. About 800 people were also injured, according to Mohammad Reza Mohseni-Sani, governor of Lorestan province, which contains the quake-hit Doroud and Boroujerd area, state radio reported.
Geographycal Data Information
  • Reuters AkertNet 2006/04/03
    Mosaic of Landsat satellite images derived map showing the Lorestan Province before the Earthquake of 31 March 2006.
    Images Acquisition date: 29 May 2000
    Disaster date: 31 March 2006
    Map created: 03 April 2006
    Satellite image: Landsat TM+, USGS
    GIS data: Europa Technologies Ltd
    Map production: UNOSAT
Emergency Relief Information
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies
    The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran has sent 100 teams of specially-trained emergency workers, as well as eight rescue teams which include 12 sniffer dogs (a total of 622 people), into Lorestan province, where three earthquakes have severely struck the mountainous region between the cities of Doroud and Borujerd.
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center