Islamic Republic of Iran Earthquake Situation Report No. 1 (EN/AR)
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 and 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the East Azerbaijan province at 12:23 UTC (16:53 local time) and 12:34 UTC (17:04 local time);
• The disaster has left 300 dead and approximately 2000 injured. An estimated 17,000 are in need of assistance;
• The National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) and the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have dispatched relief and Search and Rescue (SAR) teams to the area. National authorities have not declared an emergency situation and have not requested international assistance.
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