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2008-09-10 12:00:17

Four people died as a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Iran Wednesday near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, state media said. State-owned Press TV said local officials in Iran's Hormozgan Province described the quake as demolishing nearly 200 villages, killing at least four people and injuring 26 others, adding that rescue teams have been dispatched to the area. The Gulf island of Qeshm bore most of the casualties, sources told the BBC, which reported the injured were being...

2006-06-29 04:40:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Thursday. The quake hit the Gulf island of Qeshm off Hormuzgan's south coast at 11:32 p.m. (2002 GMT) on Wednesday. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "Rescue teams had been sent to the area," a spokesman for Hormuzgan's Red Crescent aid network told Reuters, adding that he did...

2006-06-03 08:32:18

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake on an island off Iran's southern coast killed two people and injured several others on Saturday, an official and state media said. The 5.2 magnitude quake struck at 10:45 a.m. (0715 GMT). The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "A four-year-old girl has been killed in Ramkan village on Qeshm island and several people were injured (in the village of) Zirang," said Hamid Gholampour, an emergency official in the southern province of...

2006-06-03 06:41:22

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake on an island off Iran's southern coast killed a young girl and injured several other people on Saturday, an official said. The 5.2 magnitude struck at 10:45 a.m. (0715 GMT). The full extent of the damage was not yet known. "A four-year-old girl has been killed in Ramkan village on Qeshm island and several people were injured (in the village of) Zirang," said Hamid Gholampour, an emergency official in the southern province of Hormuzgan. A spokeswoman...

2006-05-02 04:26:53

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian court sentenced two Swedish men to three years in prison each after they were charged with photographing military installations, a judicial official and diplomat said on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear which charges led to their jail terms. "According to the lawyer, they have been sentenced to three years in prison each," Lena Kjellstrom, counsellor at the embassy in Tehran, told Reuters. She did not give the men's names. A judicial official...

2006-03-25 03:30:52

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.0 hit Iran's southern province of Hormuzgan on Saturday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, the official IRNA news agency reported. IRNA said the quake shook areas near the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast at 10.58 a.m. (0728 GMT).

2005-11-27 12:53:16

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 11:25:53

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and some 50 injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 GMT). Tahereh Irankhah, a volunteer with the Red Crescent in Qeshm, said the main hospital on the island was struggling to...

2005-11-27 09:11:18

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and many more injured when an earthquake razed mud-brick villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm off Iran's south coast on Sunday, officials and state media said. Iran's official news agency IRNA said the quake, with a magnitude of 5.9, shook southern Iran for about 10 to 15 seconds at 1:53 P.M. (10:23 a.m. British time) and the island's main hospital was full of injured people. "The earthquake was really strong...

2005-11-27 07:55:19

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in an Iranian earthquake that badly damaged four villages on the Gulf island of Qeshm, officials and state television said on Sunday. In addition to the damage done to the villages of Tonban, Gavarzin and Khaledi, state television said marketplaces in the island's capital Qeshm City had been shaken to the ground. Qeshm is a much-loved tourist spot in southern Hormuzgan province....