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  Earthquake Encyclopedia Article @ Befell.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Earthquakes occurring at boundaries of tectonic plates are called interplate earthquakes, while the less frequent events that occur in the interior of the lithospheric plates are called intraplate earthquakes.
Earthquakes may also occur in volcanic regions and are caused by the movement of magma in volcanoes.
Earthquakes have also been known to be caused by the removal of natural gas from subsurface deposits, for instance in the northern Netherlands.
www.befell.org /encyclopedia/Earthquake   (3316 words)

  
 2005 Zarand earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2005 Zarand earthquake hit the city of Zarand and several villages in Kerman province of Iran on February 22, 2005.
The region of Zarand is close to an active fault, known as the Kuhbanan fault [5] in the north east of the city.
Zarand has been hit by several quakes in the last 70 years, with the oldest recorded one going back to 1933.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_Zarand_earthquake   (425 words)

  
 CNN.com - Iran quake toll reaches 400 - Feb 22, 2005
The governor of Zarand said his city was not heavily damaged.
Zarand is about 125 miles (201 kilometers) from Bam, where a 6.6 magnitude quake in December 2003 killed at least 26,000 people and injured another 30,000.
A deeper earthquake allows "more time for the energy to dissipate, and that means less intense shaking [on the surface]," said David Applegate, a senior adviser to the U.S. Geological Survey.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/02/22/iran.quake   (705 words)

  
 At least 500 killed as quake hits Iran
In Zarand, a city of about 135,000 people in Kerman province, 20 people died and 280 were hospitalised, officials said.
Zarand, is about 200 km from Bam, where a 6.6-magnitude quake on December 26, 2003, killed more than 30,000 people.
A deeper earthquake allows "more time for the energy to dissipate, and that means less intense shaking (on the surface)", CNN quoted a USGS official as saying.
www.rediff.com /news/2005/feb/22iran.htm   (182 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Powerful earthquake hits central Iran, at least 80 killed
The epicenter of the 6.4-magnitude quake, which struck at 5:55 a.m., was 35 miles northwest of Kerman, the capital of Kerman province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Zarand, 600 miles southeast of the capital Tehran, is a small town in Kerman Province with a population of about 15,000 people.
A provincial official said still there was no accurate picture of the depth of the catastrophe but said the quake was not as bad as a killer quake that hit a nearby region in December 2003.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050221-2251-iran-earthquake.html   (373 words)

  
 The Daily News Online
The magnitude-6.4 quake was centered on the outskirts of Zarand, a town of about 15,000 people in Kerman province 600 miles southeast of Tehran, according to the seismological unit of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute.
Officials said Tuesday's quake was not a replay of the devastating Bam earthquake in December 2003 because the epicenter was near lightly populated, remote villages.
Iranian television reported that all hospitals in Zarand were filled to capacity with the injured, showing elderly women and men lying on beds and victims wrapped in bloody bandages or with broken bones.
www.tdn.com /articles/2005/02/22/nation_world/news22.txt   (728 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Earthquake Summary Poster
This earthquake occurred as the result of stresses generated by the motion of the Arabian plate northward against the Eurasian plate at a rate of 2 to 3 cm/yr (about one inch per year).
Preliminary analysis of the pattern of seismic-wave radiation from the February 22 earthquake is consistent with the earthquake having been caused by reverse slip on an ENE- or E-striking fault.
The February 22 earthquake is 125 km northwest of the destructive earthquakes of June 11, 1981 (magnitude 6.6, approximately 3,000 deaths) and July 28, 1981 (magnitude 7.3, approximately 1,500 deaths) and about 250 km northwest of the devastating Bam earthquake of December 26, 2003 (magnitude 6.6, over 30,000 deaths).
earthquake.usgs.gov /eqcenter/eqarchives/poster/2005/20050222.php   (284 words)

  
 Report: Earthquake in Iran Kills 190
In this image made from Iranian IRINN TV, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, men are shown lifting a body from the rubble of a destroyed building in the town of Zarand, Iran, following a powerful earthquake.
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 5:55 a.m., was on the outskirts of Zarand, a town 35 miles northwest of Kerman, the capital of Kerman province, said the seismological unit of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute.
Soltani said Tuesday's quake definitely is not a replay of the devastating 2003 earthquake because the epicenter of the quake is remote villages with few population.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/02/22/64498.xml   (705 words)

  
 Earthquake on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 Hojdek (Zarand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
, 2005 east of Zarand at 30.81˚ N and 57.03˚ E with a focal depth of 14 km.
30 aftershocks followed this earthquake of which the biggest were 3.3 and 3.0 on the Richter scale.
Characteristics of this earthquake and others are displayed on the institute’s website at http://www.iiees.ac.ir/EQSearch/RecentEvent.aspx.
www.iiees.ac.ir /English/bank/Zarand/zarand_e_14may2005.html   (196 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Earthquake kills 500 in Iran
The quake, which measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, was centred near Zarand in the Kerman province.
The area is about 200 km north-west of Bam, the historic city that was hit by a massive earthquake in 2003, causing over 30,000 deaths.
The Zarand Governor, Javad Rashidi, said the death toll stood at 130.
www.hindu.com /2005/02/23/stories/2005022307580100.htm   (496 words)

  
 Press Releases: Iran: Earthquake - Feb 2005, Zarand earthquake, Iran: Medair is distributing survival kits to the ...
Zarand earthquake, Iran: Medair is distributing survival kits to the victims
Medair is implementing an emergency relief programme in North Kerman Province, in the south east of Iran, following the earthquake on Tuesday 22nd February.
The earthquake which devastated over 40 remote mountain villages early in the morning of Tuesday 22 February measured 6.4 on the Richter Scale.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVIU-6AGK69?OpenDocument   (359 words)

  
 Press Releases: Iran: Earthquake - Feb 2005, Iran: Zarand Earthquake - Medair is working with the Iranian authorities ...
Zarand Earthquake - Medair is working with the Iranian authorities to respond to priority needs
They found that the village of 600 houses had been built on a slope and with snow and rain and the earthquake the houses had collapsed onto one another causing 100% loss of property.
Since the major earthquake in Bam, Iran on December 26th 2003, Medair have worked to help reconstruct village houses and support the main industry of date production by rehabilitating irrigation systems.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-69X95Y?OpenDocument   (373 words)

  
 CNN.com - 80 dead, 300 hurt in Iranian quake - Feb 22, 2005
In Zarand, a city of about 135,000 people in Kerman province, 20 people died and 280 were taken to hospitals, officials said.
Six of Zarand's outlying villages received damages ranging from 30 to 70 percent, authorities told state-run television.
Zarand, about 740 kilometers (460 miles) southeast of Tehran, is about 125 miles from Bam, where a 6.6-magnitude quake on December 26, 2003, killed more than 30,000 people, injured another 30,000 and destroyed 85 percent of buildings.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/02/21/iran.quake/index.html   (290 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Powerful earthquake hits central Iran, at least 126 killed
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 5:55 a.m., was 35 miles northwest of Kerman, the capital of Kerman province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Kerman provincial governor Mohammad Ali Karimi was quoted as saying that "several villages have been destroyed" by the earthquake.
The TV station quoted the governor of Zarand, identified only as Rashidi, as saying that power in the region has been disrupted.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050221-2339-iran-earthquake.html   (444 words)

  
 NewsFromRussia.Com Iranian disaster: deaths and destroying
The governor of Zarand, a city of about 135,000 people in Kerman province, said his city was not heavily damaged.
A powerful earthquake flattened villages and collapsed mud-brick homes in the mountains of central Iran on Tuesday, killing at least 380 people and injuring hundreds More details...
Zarand, about 740 kilometers (460 miles) southeast of Tehran, is about 125 miles from Bam, where a 6.6-magnitude quake on December 26, 2003, killed more than 30,000 people, injured another 30,000 and destroyed 85 percent of buildings More details...
newsfromrussia.com /accidents/2005/02/23/58384.html   (1741 words)

  
 Earthquake Near Zarand, Iran
For eleven seconds on Tuesday morning February 22, 2005, the ground shook in southern Iran as a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the mountainous area near the town of Zarand.
The approximate location of the earthquake’s epicenter is marked with a red dot near image center.
The town of Zarand is located along one of several northwest-southeast slip faults in the region north of the town of Kerman.
www.parstimes.com /spaceimages/zarand_quake.html   (413 words)

  
 Report: Earthquake Kills 270 in Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The quake's epicenter was on the outskirts of Zarand, a town of about 15,000 people located 35 miles northwest of Kerman, the capital of Kerman province, said the seismological unit of Tehran University's Geophysics Institute.
Sarbagh, a village near Zarand, was one of the villages affected by the quake.
Soltani said the experience of the more powerful earthquake in 2003 in the nearby region helped local authorities cope with the latest quake.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/02/22/64532.xml   (606 words)

  
 UNICEF - At a glance: Iran (Islamic Republic of) - UNICEF responds quickly to strong earthquake in Iran
ZARAND, Iran, 22 February 2005 — A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the town of Zarand in south-eastern Iran, early this morning.
At least thirteen villages around Zarand, in south-eastern Iran, were hit by the quake.
She explained that staff who had been working in Bam were called immediately to the epicentre of the Zarand quake.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/iran_25227.html   (419 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Race to reach Iran quake victims
The 11-second quake was centred near Zarand town, 740km (460 miles) from the capital, Tehran.
Iranian relief officials have said they are benefiting from their experience of the devastating earthquake in the historic city of Bam, some 200km (120 miles) away, in December 2003, that killed around 30,000 people.
She says the focus of this earthquake was four times deeper underground than in Bam, lessening the impact.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/4288709.stm   (540 words)

  
 List of earthquakes - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This is a list of significant earthquakes as listed by the USGS.
The 30 second long earthquake destroyed 95% of the city, located 30 km form the epicentre.
Somoza mishandling of earthquake aid has been cited as a contributing factor to the Sandinista revolution; devastated largest city in Nicaragua (Managua)
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/List_of_earthquakes   (636 words)

  
 Geotimes — February 2005 — Earthquake rattles Iran
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck central Iran early on the morning of Feb. 22, killing almost 400 people, injuring many more and devastating the mountainous region.
However, the latest reports from Reuters said that the earthquake will affect more than 80,000 people because of a lack of shelter in the cold, mountainous region.
This particular tremor is not as devastating as the December 2003 Bam earthquake, which was recorded at magnitude-6.7 and occurred only six miles belowground, but "structures are built very poorly, so it doesn't take a lot of force to bring them down, killing a lot of people," Person says.
www.geotimes.org /feb05/WebExtra022205.htm   (342 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Quake experts urge Tehran move
The UN rates Iran as the number one country in the world for earthquakes - whether measured in intensity, frequency or the number of casualties.
According to Dr Akasheh's calculations, there is a 90% chance of an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hitting Tehran and a 50% chance of an earthquake measuring 7.5 striking the capital.
After the 2003 earthquakes in Bam and the Zarand earthquake in February 2005 there were calls to learn lessons for the future.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4346945.stm   (837 words)

  
 Natural Disasters: Earthquake: Iran 80 dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It said that in several villages rescuers were trying to pull out people buried under rubble.
The broadcast quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Jahanbakhsh Khanjani as saying the earthquake killed at least 80 people and injured more than 300.
Donate now to the American Red Cross for Hurricane 2005 Relief.
vikingphoenix.com /blog/ndblog/2005/02/earthquake-iran-80-dead.html   (441 words)

  
 Strong Earthquake Hits Southeastern Iran
A strong earthquake that hit southeast Iran on February 22 killed more than 600 people and destroyed several villages.
That jolt measured 6.4 on the Richter scale and was centered on the town of Zarand in Kerman province, about 700 kilometers southeast of Tehran.
Another earthquake hit southeastern Turkey early Saturday, injuring at least seven people and triggering an avalanche in rural Bingol province.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-03-13-voa13.cfm   (204 words)

  
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 ollapodrida: Earthquake in Tehran
News reports said that the epicentre of the quake was near Zarand in Iran's Kerman Province, which is about 740 km from Tehran.
Iranian authorities claimed that up to 70 percent of the buildings in six villages around Zarand have been damaged or destroyed, and added that they expected the casualties to rise as inclement weather was preventing rescue operations.
About 30 villages in the province have also been affected by the earthquake.
ollapodrida.net /blog/2005/02/earthquake-in-tehran.php   (143 words)

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