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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Earthquake: 2013/04/09 Country Information on DRR

Period 2013/04/09
Country or District Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake registering 6.3 on the Richter scale occurred near the Gulf port city of Bushehr in south-eastern Iran on 9 April 2013 at 16:22 local time (11:52 GMT). Preliminary reports indicate that the earthquake has resulted in 32 deaths. Some 850 people have also been injured
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA 2013/04/10
The death toll is 35 persons (8 children), with some 800 people injured, of whom 80 have been hospitalized in Khormoj city hospital.

OCHA 2013/04/09
Around 1,000 people are sheltering in tents. Two villages in the region, Shanbeh and Sena, reportedly suffered considerable damage, with around 80 per cent of village infrastructure destroyed.

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WFP 2013/04/09
Southern Iran Earthquakes (9 April 2013)

OCHA 2013/04/10
Iran: Earthquake, Location Map (as of 9 April 2013)

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude: 6.3 Date-Time: 2013-04-09 11:52:50 UTC; 2013-04-09 16:22:50 at epicenter Location: 28.500°N 51.591°E Depth: 10.0km (6.2mi) Region: Southern Iran