From 0856 to 2013 :History of major quakes that have hit Iran

Iran has had a history of powerful earthquakes with one of the strongest ones recorded in 0856 AD in which over 2 lakh people were reportedly killed.

FP Staff April 16, 2013 17:08:57 IST
From 0856 to 2013 :History of major quakes that have hit Iran

Iran has had a history of powerful earthquakes that have hit it over the years, with the first major quake was recorded as early as 0893 AD when 2 lakh people are estimated to have been kiled.

From 0856 to 2013 History of major quakes that have hit Iran

Iran has had a history of powerful earthquakes. AP

Here's some of the most powerful ones recorded along with the casualties reported (data courtesy US Geological Survey):

22 December 0856 - Damghan. Magnitude unknown. Fatalities: 200,000

23 March 0893 - Ardabil. Magnitude unknown. Fatalities: 150,000

18 November 1727 - Tabriz. Magnitude unknown. Fatalities: 77,000

07 June 1755 - Kashan. Magnitude unknown. Fatalities 40,000

23 January 1909 - Silakhor. Magnitude: 7.3. Fatalities 6,000

25 May 1923 - Torbat-e Heydariyeh. Magnitude: 5.7. Fatalities 2,200

01 May 1929 - Koppeh Dagh. Magnitude: 7.4. Fatalities 3,800

06 May 1930 - Salmas. Magnitude: 7.2. Fatalities 2,500

05 August 1947 - Pasni. Magnitude: 7.3. Fatalities not reported

12 February 1953- Torud. Magnitide: 6.5. Fatalities 970

02 July 1957 - Mazandaran. Magnitude: 7.1. Fatalities 1,200

13 December 1957 - Sahneh. Magnitude: 7.1. Fatalities 1,130

01 September 1962 - Qazvin. Magnitude: 7.1. Fatalities 12,225

10 February 1965 - Bostanabad-e Bala. Magnitude: 5.1. Fatalities 20

31 August 1968 - Dasht-e Bayaz. Magnitude: 7.3. Fatalities 12,000

10 April 1972 - southern Iran. Magnitude: 7.1. Fatalities 5,054

24 November 1976 - Turkey-Iran border region. Magnitude: 7.3 Fatalities 5,000

16 September 1978 - Iran. Magnitude: 7.8. Fatalities 15,000

11 June 1981 - southern Iran .Magnitude: 6.9. Fatalities 3,000

28 July 1981 - southern Iran . Magnitude: 7.3. Fatalities 1,500

20 June 1990 - Western Iran. Magnitude: 7.4. Fatalities 50,000

10 May 1997 - Northern Iran. Magnitude: 7.3. Fatalities 1,567

14 March 1998 - Northern Iran. Magnitude: 6.6

22 June 2002 - Western Iran. Magnitude: 6.5. Fatalities 261

21 August 2003 - Southeastern Iran. Magnitude: 5.9

26 December 2003 - Southeastern Iran. Magnitude: 6.6. Fatalities 31,000

28 May 2004 - Northern Iran. Magnitude: 6.3. Fatalities 35

22 February 2005 - Central Iran. Magnitude: 6.4. Fatalities 612

27 November 2005 - Southern Iran. Magnitude: 6.0. Fatalities 13

31 March 2006 - Western Iran. Magnitude: 6.1. Fatalities 70

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