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Iran (Islamic Republic of): Earthquake: 2006/06/03 Country Information on DRR

Period 2006/06/03
Country or District Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake on an island off Iran's southern coast killed two people and injured several others on Saturday, an official and state media said. The 5.2 magnitude quake struck at 10:45 a.m. (0715 GMT). The full extent of the damage was not immediately known.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2006/06/03
An earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday killed a four-year-old girl and injured several other people on Saturday, emergency official Hamid Gholampour told Reuters.

Swissinfo 2006/06/03
"A four-year-old girl has been killed in Ramkan village on Qeshm island and several people were injured (in the village of) Zirang," said Hamid Gholampour, an emergency official in the southern province of Hormuzgan. State television later added a man had also been killed.


USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Magnitude 5.4 (Moderate) Location 26.830°N, 55.939°E Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 11:45:36 AM = local time at epicenter Depth 12.2 km (7.6 miles) set by location program Region SOUTHERN IRAN 1065 km (660 miles) SSE of TEHRAN, Iran