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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Earthquake: 1999/03/04 Country Information on DRR

Period 1999/03/04
Country or District Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Event Type Earthquake
Outline On the morning of Thursday 4 March, 1999 an earthquake measuring 6.3 hit the south-eastern part of Iran. The epicentre of the quake was in the district of Kahnooj in the Kerman province, 200 Km to the south of Kerman city.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situiation Report No.1 99/3/8
It appears that there have not been any loss of life. 524 houses are so far reported to be damaged. Of these 14 units are 100% damaged, with the rest estimated to be damaged between 20 and 80 percent.
Heavy rains which have caused flood over the last few days in most of the southern part of Iran during the last three days are making relief work more difficult.
Iran: Floods and earthquake Information Bulletin No. 1
Kohkilojeh and Boyerahmad Province:five families were affected with two persons dead, one injured and some 80 livestock destroyed.
Fars Province:16 residential units have been surrounded by flood waters and severe tropical winds have caused some destruction.
Kerman Province:after 38 millimetres of rainfall, the rural roads were washed away.
Khorasan Province:Electricity and telecommunications have been cut and some farms damaged by floods.
Information on the earthquake that hit Iran yesterday
524 houses are so far reported to be damaged. Of these 14 units are 100% damaged, with the rest estimated to be damaged between 20 and 80 percent.

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IFRC 04 Mar 1999
The affected districts are: Kahnooj, Kerman, Sirjan, Rafsanjan, Baft, Jiroft and Bardsir in Kerman province. 85 staff and volunteers of Kerman branch have distributed tents, blankets, cooking utensils and food. Meanwhile, heavy rains which have caused flood are making relief work more difficult.

OCHA Situiation Report No.1 99/3/4
A series of strong earthquakes hit Iran earlier this morning. The epicentre of the strongest quake was in a rural area about 150 km northeast of Bandar-E-Abbas.

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Agence France-Presse (AFP) 06 Mar 1999
One women was killed and some 500 houses damaged in the earthquake that rocked southeastern Iran on Thursday

Reuters 04 Mar 1999
"The level of damage has been at a minimum, something for which we should thank God," the official said.

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IFRC 09 Mar 1999
85 relief workers with 14 vehicles were dispatched to the Kerman area and are providing assistance to the victims. Due to the cold weather and the type of the rural houses, tents and blankets take priority, but food and other relief items have also been distributed. So far, 150 tents have been supplied, plus 2.3 tons of foodstuffs.