This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.
On Thursday, 21 December 2017, at 20:34 local time, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Kuhbanan district (with 10761 population) 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. 227 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 eighteen villages for rendering relief services. IRCS has deployed 95 teams (include 475 relief workers) for asseeement and emergency sheltering.
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
20,065 people were assisted with relief services and emergency sheltering (4,013 tents have been set up)
430 heaters were distributed