Saturday, July 31, 2010

Iran Quake injure over 200

Quake of 5.7- intensity rocked the city of Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Razavi Khorasan province Iran, this Friday evening earthquake lasted for 10 seconds but was the cause of stoppages of electric power supply in several parts of the city. No deaths are yet reported,people gone under the ruins.Iran's state TV said the quake damaged several villages and temporarily disrupted communications.The earthquake occurred at 6:20 p.m. local time causing cell phone disconnections. Torbat-e Heydariyeh is in Razavi Khorasan province, about 445 miles east of Tehran.Iran lies on seismic belt fault lines which is prone to earthquakes and experiences at least one slight earthquake every day on average. The city is 140 km to the south from the province’s center Masshad, and its population is about 400 thousand. More than 26,000 people were killed by a 6.6-magnitude quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in the same region in 2003.

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