Re: earthquake in iran

Posted by bobbapink on Jun 23, 2002 at 13:27

Re: earthquake in iran (mohammad reza madi)

According to CNN, "More than 220 people have been killed and at least 1,000 injured by the quake, Iran's Interior Ministry has said, a downward revision of earlier reports that more than 500 had died."

Also, "Iran lies on a major seismic line and is prone to quakes. Moderate tremors are reported in various parts of the country almost daily.

Earthquakes in northern Iran -- where the Arabian tectonic plate collides with the Eurasian plate -- tend to be especially strong.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake centred near the Caspian Sea destroyed three cities and more than 700 villages in June 1990, killing 40,000 people.

Another quake of about the same magnitude in the same area nearly 30 years earlier killed 12,000 people. "

So I guess their building codes have progressed a bit since then.

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