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Iran Quake - Kerman Province - Information Bulletin n° 1

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.


The situation

On Thursday, 21 December 2017, at 20:34 local time, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Kuhbanan district in Kerman province. According to the Iranian Seismological Center, the epicenter was located on the region at 31.38 degrees north and 56.28 degrees east, some four kilometers of Kuhbanan, twenty-seven kilometers of Kyanshahr and fifty-two kilometers of Ravar in Kerman, with an estimated depth of 10 kilometers. 29 aftershocks have been registered since then, the largest being 4.3 Richter magnitude.


Red Cross and Red Crescent action

Damage assessment has been conducted in 31 cities and villages of Kuhbanan district. Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has reached two villages (Joor and Allahabad) for rendering relief services. IRCS has deployed 12 teams (include 60 relief workers) for necessary support and operations.

Reported number of people affected and assisted according to the IRCS Relief and Rescue Organization is as follow:

·  42 people injured

·   3 people transported to medical centers

·   300 people were assisted with relief services and emergency sheltering (60 tents have been set up)