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Rescue teams racing against clock as strong quake hits Iran's Bushehr province

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

Head of Natural Disaster Headquarters and medical care Mohammad Taghi Talebian said on Tuesday that rescue and medical teams are racing against the clock at the quake hit areas of Bushehr province. The early estimate indicates that the cities of Khormouj, Dayer and Kangan in Bushehr province have been destroyed by the 6.1 Richter scale quake on Tuesday.

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Speaking to IRNA, he said following the strong quake rescue teams in Fars and Khuzestan provinces are heading for the trouble spots to help rescue operations underway by local relief workers.

One hundred ambulances with medical teams are to be dispatched to the province from Tehran, he said.

The epicenter of the earthquake has been the city of Kaki, 10 miles from Bushehr.

According to seismological base of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the quake occurred at 16:22 hours local time (1252 GMT).

The quake was epicentered in an area located at 28.48 degrees latitude and 51.58 degrees longitude.


Magnitude 6.1, Bushehr Province
Tuersday, April 09, 2013 at 11:52:49 (UTC)

Source: Iranian Seismological Center

Date - Time: Tuersday, April 09, 2013 at 11:52:49
(UTC) ,
2013-04-09 16:22:49
(local time in Tehran)


Magnitude type:


Location: 28.48N, 51.58E
Depth: 12 km
Location uncertainty: +/- 5.22 km in N-S direction
+/- 4.44 km in E-W direction

Bushehr Province


16 Km of Kaki, Bushehr
27 Km of Khormoj, Bushehr
41 Km of Bushkan, Bushehr
801 Km of Tehran, Tehran

Source: Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran


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