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News Release

Magnitude 6.3 NORTHERN IRAN
2004 May 28 12:38:46 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred about 70 km (45 miles) north of Tehran at 6:38 AM MDT, May 28, 2004 (5:08 PM local time in Iran). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused substantial damage and casualties due to its location and size.

At least 35 people killed, 400 injured and many buildings damaged in the Mazandaran-Qazvin Provinces. Some of the deaths were due to landslides on the Tehran-Chalus road. Infrastructures damaged in the epicentral area. Minor damage reported in Tehran. Felt in much of central and northern Iran.

 


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