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20 Apr 1997 description
  1. On 4 February 1997 three earthquakes measuring 5.4, 6.1 and 4.0 on the Richter scale rocked Northern Khorasan, and to date the area has experienced approx. 500 aftershocks.
    2. The UN Resident Coordinator reports the following information, released on 19 February by the National Disaster Task Force of the Ministry of Interior, on the loss and damages :

    - 82 dead in Bojnord

  2. 6 dead in Shirvan
  3. 498 injured and hospitalized
  4. 1,450 injured
  5. 106 villages damaged in Bojnord
  6. 67 villages damaged in Shirvan
04 Mar 1997 description

IRAN: EARTHQUAKE
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 9,012,000
IN CASH AND KIND

07 Feb 1997 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0056
1. On 4 February 1997 three earthquakes measuring 5.4, 6.1 and 4.0 on the Richter scale (at 13.24 hours, 14.08 hours and 16.00 hours local time) rocked Northern Khorasan, and to date the area has experienced more than 290 aftershocks.

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06 Feb 1997 description

On Tuesday, 4 February, an earthquake registering 5.4 on the Richter scale and an aftershock of 6.1 occurred in the province of Khorasan in north-east Iran, near the border with Turkmenistan. The cities of Bojnourd, Shirvan, Esfaraien, Ghochan, Neishapour, and districts of Gobad and Minoodasht in Mazandaran province were all affected. The hardest hit were the rural areas of Bojnourd and Shirvan districts. Three aftershocks measuring 4.8, 3.8, and 5.7 were felt the next day.

06 Feb 1997 description

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05 Feb 1997 description

TEHRAN (Reuter) - A powerful aftershock on Wednesday jolted mountainous northeastern Iran as the toll from two earlier earthquakes rose to 72 dead and 200 injured, state-run Tehran radio said.

It said the aftershock, measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, was centered near Bojnurd, about 360 miles northeast of Tehran. That's the same area which was the epicentre of two quakes measuring 5.4 and 6.1 on Tuesday.

05 Feb 1997 description
  1. On 4 February 1997 three earthquakes measuring 5.4, 6.1 and 4.0 on the Richter scale (at 13.24 hours, 14.08 hours and 16.00 hours local time) rocked Northern Khorasan and East Mazandaran in north-eastern Iran. The cities of Shirvan, Ghochan, Bojnord, Esfarain, Sabzavar, Neishapor and Mashhad in Khorasan and Gondbad and Minoodasht in Mazandaran have been impacted.