2005 Zarand Earthquake

2005 Zarand earthquake hit the city of Zarand and several villages in Kerman province of Iran on February 22, 2005. The earthquake happened at 5:55 local time (2:25 UTC) and was measured at 6.4 on the Richter scale. The quake lasted for 11 seconds and at least 61 aftershocks were reported ranging in magnitude between 3.3 and 4.8. Zarand is located 740 km southeast of Tehran. The maximum recorded peak ground acceleration was 0.51 g at Shirinrud dam.

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2005 Zarand Earthquake - Previous Quakes
... The region of Zarand is close to an active fault, known as the Kuhbanan fault in the north east of the city ... Zarand has been hit by several quakes in the last 70 years, with the oldest recorded one going back to 1933. 1977, the area was hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake leaving 521 dead and 3 villages completely destroyed ...

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