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    * List of earthquakes in Iran *

    فهرست زمین لرزه های ایران


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    (Wikipedia) - List of earthquakes in Iran Earthquakes in Iran from 1990-2006, by United States Geological Survey

    Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90% of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive.

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    Geology and history

    The Iranian plateau is subject to most types of tectonic activity, including active folding, faulting and volcanic eruptions. It is well known for its long history of disastrous earthquake activity. Not only have these earthquakes killed thousands, but they have also led to waste of valuable natural resources. Since 1900, at least 126,000 fatalities have resulted from earthquakes in Iran.

    21st century Date Time Epicenter Magnitude Fatalities Coordinates Name
    Apr 16, 2013 10:44:13 Saravan, Iran 7.8 35 28°04′N 62°05′E / 28.06°N 62.08°E / 28.06; 62.08 2013 Sistan and Baluchestan earthquake
    Apr 9, 2013 16:22:50 Bushehr 6.3 30 (early estimate) 28°30′N 51°35′E / 28.50°N 51.59°E / 28.50; 51.59 2013 Bushehr earthquake
    Aug 11, 2012 12:23:18 Tabriz 6.4 and 6.3 306 38°19′26″N 46°45′32″E / 38.324°N 46.759°E / 38.324; 46.759 2012 Tabriz earthquakes
    Jun 15, 2011 01:05:30 Kahnooj 5.3 2 27°58′34″N 57°34′26″E / 27.976°N 57.574°E / 27.976; 57.574 2011 Kahnooj earthquake
    Dec 20, 2010 22:12:01 Hosseinabad 6.5 11 28°29′28″N 59°07′01″E / 28.491°N 59.117°E / 28.491; 59.117 2010 Hosseinabad earthquake
    Aug 27, 2010 23:56:34 Damghan 5.9 19 26°44′34.8″N 55°49′40.8″E / 26.743000°N 55.828000°E / 26.743000; 55.828000 2010 Damghan earthquake
    Sep 10, 2008 11:00:34 Qeshm 6.1 7 26°44′34.8″N 55°49′40.8″E / 26.743000°N 55.828000°E / 26.743000; 55.828000 2008 Bandar Abbas earthquake
    March 31, 2006 01:17:01 Borujerd 6.1 70 33°34′51.6″N 48°47′38.4″E / 33.581000°N 48.794000°E / 33.581000; 48.794000 2006 Borujerd earthquake
    November 27, 2005 10:22:19 Qeshm 6.0 13 26°47′2.4″N 55°50′49.2″E / 26.784000°N 55.847000°E / 26.784000; 55.847000 2005 Qeshm earthquake
    February 22, 2005 02:25:22 Zarand 6.4 At least 602 30°44′27.6″N 56°52′37.2″E / 30.741000°N 56.877000°E / 30.741000; 56.877000 2005 Zarand earthquake
    May 28, 2004 12:38:46 Māzandarān 6.3 At least 35 36°16′12″N 51°34′30″E / 36.27000°N 51.57500°E / 36.27000; 51.57500 2004 Māzandarān earthquake
    December 26, 2003 01:56:52 Bam 6.6 At least 50,000 29°0′14.4″N 58°20′13.2″E / 29.004000°N 58.337000°E / 29.004000; 58.337000 2003 Bam earthquake
    June 22, 2002 02:58:21 Qazvin 6.5 262 35°40′8.4″N 48°55′58.8″E / 35.669000°N 48.933000°E / 35.669000; 48.933000 2002 Bou''in-Zahra earthquake
    The Carevanserai Hafezi, built in the 18th century, was destroyed by the 2006 Borujerd earthquake20th century Date Time Epicenter Magnitude Fatalities Coordinates Name
    March 14, 1998 19:40:02 Golbaf 6.6 5 30°9′N 57°36′E / 30.150°N 57.600°E / 30.150; 57.600 1998 Golbaf earthquake
    May 10, 1997 07:57:29 Birjand-Qaen 7.3 1,567 33°49′12″N 59°48′0″E / 33.82000°N 59.80000°E / 33.82000; 59.80000 1997 Qayen earthquake
    February 28, 1997 Ardabil 6.0 1,100 38°15′N 48°17′E / 38.250°N 48.283°E / 38.250; 48.283 1997 Ardabil earthquake
    June 20, 1990 Manjil(-Rudbar) 7.4 At least 35,000 37°0′N 49°24′E / 37.000°N 49.400°E / 37.000; 49.400 1990 Manjil-Rudbar earthquake
    July 28, 1981 Southern Iran 7.3 1,500 30°0′N 57°48′E / 30.000°N 57.800°E / 30.000; 57.800 July 1981 southern Iran earthquake
    June 11, 1981 Southern Iran 6.9 3,000 29°54′N 57°42′E / 29.900°N 57.700°E / 29.900; 57.700 June 1981 southern Iran earthquake
    September 16, 1978 Tabas 7.8 15,000 33°12′N 57°24′E / 33.200°N 57.400°E / 33.200; 57.400 1978 Tabas earthquake
    April 10, 1972 Qir 7.1 5,054 28°24′N 52°48′E / 28.400°N 52.800°E / 28.400; 52.800 1972 southern Iran earthquake
    August 31, 1968 Dasht-e-Bayaz-Ferdows 7.3 7,000-12,000 33°54′0″N 59°1′12″E / 33.90000°N 59.02000°E / 33.90000; 59.02000 1968 Dasht-e Bayaz and Ferdows earthquake
    February 10, 1965 16:09 Bostanabad-e Bala 5.1 20 1965 Bostanabad-e Bala earthquake
    September 1, 1962 Bou''in-Zahra 7.1 20,000 35°36′N 49°54′E / 35.600°N 49.900°E / 35.600; 49.900 1962 Bou''in-Zahra earthquake
    Auqust 16, 1958 Nahavand 6.7 200 34°4′N 47°9′E / 34.067°N 47.150°E / 34.067; 47.150 1958 Nahavand earthquake
    December 13, 1957 Sahneh 7.1 1,130 34°21′0″N 47°40′12″E / 34.35000°N 47.67000°E / 34.35000; 47.67000 1957 Sahneh earthquake
    July 2, 1957 Māzandarān 7.1 1,200 36°8′24″N 52°42′0″E / 36.14000°N 52.70000°E / 36.14000; 52.70000 1957 Māzandarān earthquake
    February 12, 1953 Torud 6.5 970 1953 Torud earthquake
    August 5, 1947 Pasni 7.3 500 1947 Pasni earthquake
    May 6, 1930 Salmas 7.2 2,500- 4,000 38°9′N 44°42′E / 38.150°N 44.700°E / 38.150; 44.700 1930 Salmas earthquake
    May 1, 1929 Koppeh Dagh 7.4 3,800 37°51′N 57°45′E / 37.850°N 57.750°E / 37.850; 57.750 1929 Koppeh Dagh earthquake
    May 25, 1923 Torbat-e Heydariyeh 5.7 2,200 33°24′N 59°6′E / 33.400°N 59.100°E / 33.400; 59.100 1923 Torbat-e Heydariyeh earthquake
    January 23, 1909 Silakhor of Borujerd 7.3 6,000 33°24′N 49°6′E / 33.400°N 49.100°E / 33.400; 49.100 1909 Borujerd earthquake
    Other Date Time Epicenter Magnitude Fatalities Coordinates Name
    January 17, 1895 11:30 Quchan 6.8 1,000 37°06′N 58°24′E / 37.1°N 58.4°E / 37.1; 58.4 1895 Quchan earthquake
    November 17, 1893 15:06 Quchan 6.6 18,000 37°12′N 58°24′E / 37.2°N 58.4°E / 37.2; 58.4 1893 Quchan earthquake
    June 7, 1755 Kashan Unknown 40,000 33°59′N 51°27′E / 33.983°N 51.450°E / 33.983; 51.450 1755 Kashan earthquake
    November 18, 1727 Tabriz Unknown 77,000 38°5′N 46°17′E / 38.083°N 46.283°E / 38.083; 46.283 1727 Tabriz earthquake
    April 26, 1721 Shebli 7.3 ~80,000 37°55′N 46°42′E / 37.917°N 46.700°E / 37.917; 46.700 1721 Tabriz earthquake
    August 21, 1042 Tabriz 7.6 40,000 38°0′N 46°2′E / 38.000°N 46.033°E / 38.000; 46.033 1042 Tabriz earthquake
    March 23, 893 Ardabil Unknown 150,000 38°15′N 48°17′E / 38.250°N 48.283°E / 38.250; 48.283 893 Ardabil earthquake
    December 22, 856 Damghan 7.9 200,000 36°10′N 54°21′E / 36.167°N 54.350°E / 36.167; 54.350 856 Damghan earthquake

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