3,518 Injured in Iran’s 5.5-magnitude Earthquake

Posted on May 4, 2012


The 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Iran- Iraq border on Thursday has injured 3,518 people, the semi- official Mehr news agency reported Friday.

The chief of Rescue and Relief Organization Mahmoud Mozaffar said that in the earthquake in Iran’s Ilam province bordering Iraq, 3,518 people were injured and 50 villages were damaged between 30 to 80 percent, said the report.

Also, the governor of Abdanan city in Ilam told Mehr that there has been no fatal casualties in the earthquake but two villages in Murmuri region were totally ruined.

At 02:09 p.m. local time (GMT 1039) on Thursday, an earthquake with the epicenter at the depth of 10.00 km, 32.74 degrees north latitude and 47.61 degrees east longitude, jolted the Murmuri region in Iran’s Ilam.


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