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News Release

Magnitude 6.0 SOUTHERN IRAN
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 10:22:19 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 60 km (35 miles) southwest of Bandar-e Abbas at 3:22 AM MST, Nov 27, 2005 (1:52 PM local time in Iran). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Thirteen people killed and about 100 injured on Qeshm. More than 80 percent of buildings destroyed at Zirang; at least seven villages severely damaged on Qeshm. Felt (III) at Bandar-e Abbas. Felt (IV) at ash-Shariqah, (III) at Abu Zabi, Ajman, Dubayy, al-Fujayrah and Ras al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates. Felt in Oman.


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