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Magnitude 6.5 near Western Iran

Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 2:58:21 (UTC)

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Magnitude 6.5
Time Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 2:58:21 (UTC)
Distance from 37 km (23 miles) S (189 degrees) of Western Iran
Coordinates 35 deg. 40.1 min. N (35.669N)
48 deg. 56.0 min. E ( 48.933E)
Depth 10.0 km (6.2 miles)
Quality Error estimate: horizontal +/- 8.6 km; depth fixed by location program
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At least 261 people killed, 1,300 injured and thousands of buildings destroyed or damaged (VIII) in the Ab Garm-Abhar-Avaj-Shirin Su area. Water and irrigation systems were severely damaged in the area. Surface fissures were observed between Abdarreh and Changureh, which were the villages that sustained the heaviest damage. Damage was estimated at 91 million U.S. dollars. Felt strongly in much of western Iran, including Tehran.

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