On 10 September 2008, a strong earthquake
with the magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale shook vast areas of Hormozgan
province at 15:30 hour local time.
As per director of National Disaster
Task Force of Hormozgan province, the epicenter of the earthquake located
in Bandar Khamir, West of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan province.
Head of Hormozgan's provincial Disaster
Management Headquarters, Yasser Hazbavi quaoted that the quake demolished
nearly 200villages, and cut off electricity in some parts of Qeshm Island.
In response to the earthquake, relief