Archiv für den Tag 12. August 2012

Long lines in Tehran and Tabriz to donate blood for quake victims

Photos by Rouhollah Yazdani and Ahmad Nabizadeh, Mehr News Agency

People in the cities of Tehran and Tabriz have rushed to donate blood to help the victims the Saturday quake that has taken 300 lives so far and injured over 2000 others. As a result, long lines have been formed at the blood donation centers overwhelming the staff. According to the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Tehran, a quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the city of Ahar in East Azarbaijan Province at 4:53 p.m. local time at a depth of 10 kilometers, and a 6 magnitude quake struck the city of Varzaqan at 5:04 p.m. local time at the same depth.

Iran earthquakes in photos – Part 7

Iran earthquakes in photos – Part 6

Iran earthquakes in photos – Part 5

Death Toll at 250, Over 2,000 Injured in East Azerbaijan Earthquakes

by MUHAMMAD SAHIMI and DAN GEIST

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Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. 

12:05 p.m. IRDT, 22 Mordad/August 12 A 13th major aftershock, of magnitude 4.4, was recorded at 11:10 a.m. (the U.S. Geological Survey’s notation of 10:10 a.m. does not take into account the local adjustment for daylight savings time). This latest earthquake occurred 18 miles northwest of Ahar and is the most northern in the series of now 15 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater that have shaken Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Student Run Food Bank in Tehran – Reality in Tehran.

Photos by Yunes Khani, Mehr News Agency

These photos show a student group in Tehran that is involved in collecting and distributing food to the underprivileged families. The student volunteers bag the foods and supplies, which are funded by philanthropists. They then deliver them at night to the homes of the needy families they have identified.

People in the streets of Tabriz after strong quakes hit the region

People in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran sought refuge in the streets after two strong quakes hit the region. According to Tehran University’s Seismological Center, the first earthquake had a magnitude of 6.2 with its epicenter some 60 kilometers from Tabriz. That was followed by a second earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0. Tabriz, the capital city of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, sits at altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level at the junction of the Ghuri Chay a

nd Aji Chay rivers. It has been the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s and one of its former capitals and residence of the crown prince under the Qajar dynasty. The city has proven extremely influential in the country’s recent history. With a population of about 1,600,000 [2007 census], Tabriz is Iran’s Fourth largest city. There is still no official report on the number of possible casualties or damage to properties by the quake. Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth’s crust, and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating. The worst in recent times hit Bam in southeastern Kerman province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people – about a quarter of its population – and destroying the city’s ancient mud-built citadel. The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale. About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the northwestern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. It devastated 27 towns and about 1,870 villages. Tehran alone sits on two major fault lines, and the capital’s 14 million residents fear a major quake.

Iran earthquakes in photos – Part 2

TABRIZ, Iran, Aug. 12 (MNA) – On Saturday afternoon two successive strong earthquakes struck villages near the city of Tabriz in northwest Iran. The quakes, measuring 6.2 and 6 on the Richter scale, have so far left at least 180 people dead and 1500 injured. According to reports 60 villages have sustained damages ranging between 50 to 80 percent. Six villages have also been completely destroyed.

Iran earthquakes in photos – part 1

TABRIZ, Iran, Aug. 12 (MNA) – On Saturday afternoon two successive strong earthquakes struck villages near the city of Tabriz in northwest Iran. The quakes, measuring 6.2 and 6 on the Richter scale, have so far left at least 180 people dead and 1500 injured. According to reports 60 villages have sustained damages ranging between 50 to 80 percent. Six villages have also been completely destroyed.

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