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Iran: Earthquakes - Dec 2010

Status
Past
Countries
Iran
Disaster types
Earthquake

On 20 December 2010, at 10.12pm local time (18:42 UTC) a 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the town of Hosseinabad in Kerman province in south-eastern Iran. It was followed by 27 aftershocks, the most powerful of which was a 5.0-magnitude tremor. Over 30 villages in the province were affected (IFRC, 21 Dec 2010 ) and 6 people killed. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2010)