Earthquakes in Northern 1990, Iran

Earthquakes in Iran

In Iran there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.

Since 1950 more than 172200 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Iran since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Iran happened on 09/16/1978 in the region Tabas with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 56 km resulted in 20000 deaths.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/23/2020Van; Iran31 km6.010
11/07/2019Miyaneh5 km0.05
07/08/2019Masjed-E Soleyman31 km5.71
01/06/2019Kermanshah (Sarpol-E Zahab)59 km5.60
11/25/2018Kermanshah; Iraq (Kurdistan)31 km6.31
09/07/2018Kerman38 km5.51
08/25/2018Kermanshah26 km6.02
07/22/2018Kermanshah26 km5.90
05/02/2018Kohgiluyeh And Boyer-Ahmad (Sisakht)13 km5.30
04/01/2018Kermanshah27 km5.30
01/11/2018Kermanshah31 km5.50
01/06/2018Kermanshah9 km5.00
12/27/2017Alborz, Tehran33 km4.01
12/20/2017Alborz37 km4.92
12/01/2017Kerman46 km6.00
11/12/2017Kermanshah; Iraq (Kurdistan)18 km7.3630
05/13/2017Khorasan52 km5.63
04/05/2017Sefid Sang2 km6.12
01/06/2017Khonj21 km5.04
08/18/2014Ilam Province (Abdanan)2 km6.20
02/02/2014Goharan51 km5.30
01/02/2014Bastak57 km5.31
11/28/2013Borazjan51 km5.78
05/11/2013Hormozgan (Bashagard)8 km6.12
04/16/2013Mashkal20 km7.740
04/09/2013Bushehr Province (Shanbe, Kaki, Sena)49 km6.337
12/05/2012Khorasan Province13 km5.78
08/11/2012Ahar, Haris, Varzagan18 km6.5306
05/03/2012Mourmouri, Abdanan, Dehloran35 km5.40
02/27/2012Ravar55 km5.20
01/19/2012Khorasan-E-Razavi51 km5.30
01/05/2011Fars Province24 km4.50
12/20/2010Kerman59 km6.57
11/06/2010Dorud-Razan20 km4.90
09/27/2010Shiraz46 km5.81
08/27/2010Damghan-Torud49 km5.73
07/30/2010Torbet-I-Heydariyeh13 km5.40
07/20/2010Farsinaj9 km5.81
01/16/2010Khuzestan (Arrjan)37 km5.00
11/03/2009Bandar Abbas52 km5.10
12/07/2008S21 km5.40
09/10/2008Hormozgan Province34 km6.17
07/03/2008Ne (Katkan)2 km5.00
05/01/2008Lorestan, Boroujerd27 km4.50
02/13/2008Nasirabad31 km4.90
11/20/2007Western (Qal' Eh-Ye Tol, Khuzestan)3 km4.80
08/25/2007Hadji Abad, Orzuiyeh21 km5.00
06/18/2007Qom48 km5.50
03/06/2007Western (Dorud)6 km4.70
06/03/2006Southern (Qeshm)35 km5.12
05/07/2006Zarand53 km4.10
03/31/2006Western (Borujerd, Dorud) 6.170
03/25/2006Southern57 km5.91
02/28/2006Southern2 km6.00
11/27/2005Qeshm, Zirang19 km6.013
08/09/2005Firuzabad20 km5.10
03/13/2005Saravan23 km6.00
02/22/2005Kerman Province (Zarand)22 km6.4612
01/10/2005Gorgan30 km5.40
11/22/2004Khorramabad, Pol-E Dokhtar30 km5.00
11/19/2004W37 km4.80
10/07/2004Golestan20 km5.60
05/28/2004Mazandaran, Qazvin, Tehran44 km6.335
05/08/2004Kazerun25 km5.00
01/14/2004Southern (Firuzabad)48 km5.20
12/26/2003Southeastern (Bam, Baravat)52 km6.631000
12/11/2003Western (Masjed-E- Soleyman)17 km5.00
07/10/2003Southern (Gajjiabad)37 km5.81
07/03/2003Northeastern (Yakhak, Bashirabad, Butehgaz)32 km5.20
01/11/2003Kazerun, Nurabad30 km5.20
12/24/2002Kermanshah2 km5.20
09/25/2002Masjed-E Soleyman11 km5.60
09/02/2002Kak, Razan, Sizan3 km5.20
06/22/2002Ab Garm-Abhar-Avaj-Shirin Su21 km6.5261
04/24/2002Western (Kermanshah)7 km5.42
02/17/2002Baghan52 km5.41
02/02/2000Bardaskan, Kashmar1 km5.31
11/26/1999Gorgan24 km5.30
05/06/1999Southern (Fars Province)53 km6.226
03/04/1999Southern (Kerman)26 km6.61
11/13/1998Southern (Bigherd-Khonj)10 km5.45
10/05/1998Western (Darreh Shahr, Pol-E-Dokhtar)33 km5.40
04/10/1998Birjand, Gonabad53 km5.812
03/14/1998Golbaf, Baft, Kerman27 km6.65
06/25/1997Birjand, Qayen40 km5.90
05/10/1997Birjand, Ghaen29 km7.21728
02/28/1997Ardabil18 km6.11100
02/04/1997Bojnurd, Shirvan, Esfarayen47 km6.588
06/20/1994Firuzabad, Shiraz2 km5.93
03/01/1994Southern (Firuzabad) 6.12
02/23/1994Sistan4 km6.16
06/22/1993Bovir Ahmadi Va Kohkiluyeh43 km5.424
03/26/1993Bovir Ahmadi Va Kohkiluyeh46 km5.10
01/27/1993Nehbandan5 km5.10
09/08/1992Firuzabad15 km4.71
03/04/1992Lordegan Ardal Area53 km4.66
11/28/1991Rudbar, Rasht55 km5.01
11/04/1991Behbahan31 km5.40
11/06/1990S, Darab52 km6.722
06/21/1990Lowshan, Manjil14 km5.320
06/20/1990Rasht, Qazvin, Zanjan, Rudbar, Manjil9 km7.750000
04/18/1990Hanna8 km4.70
11/20/1989Shahdad, Kerman Province4 km5.93
10/01/1989Deh Borzorg-E Sisakht6 km4.70
05/27/1989Do Gobadan, Fars, Yasuj37 km5.8114
05/03/1989Sw, Shiraz, Mamasani24 km5.10
08/11/1988S, Mamasani, Bushehr, Nurabad45 km6.11
03/30/1988Deh Dasht, Bahbahan42 km5.70
05/29/1987W, Nahavand-Hamaden-Tuysarkan50 km4.62
12/20/1986S Mamasani, Shiraz, Norabad8 km5.00
07/12/1986S, Fars Province, Mamasani, Shiraz26 km5.61
02/02/1985S, Firuzabad-Jahrom34 km5.31
07/22/1983Nw, Zanjin 5.03
03/25/1983Tehran, Damavond, Amoi49 km4.930
07/28/1981Se, Kerman24 km7.13000
06/11/1981Se (Golbaft)25 km6.73000
12/22/1980N Central, Tehran21 km5.23
12/19/1980N Central, Tehran56 km5.826
07/22/1980Lahijan, Rasht10 km5.41
12/07/1979Iran 6.00
11/27/1979Iran32 km7.517
11/14/1979Khorasan22 km6.6350
01/16/1979Bonzanabad10 km6.8200
12/14/1978Masjed-E-Solyeman20 km6.276
09/16/1978Tabas56 km7.820000
12/19/1977Bab-Tangol34 km5.8584
11/09/1977Gorgan32 km4.90
05/28/1977Siah Cheshmeh,mukhur,zolul,dalik Dashi 0.06
05/26/1977Azarbaijan13 km5.43
04/06/1977Naghan,ardal,jaghdan,dastgerd,kordan,sarmur37 km5.9366
03/21/1977Bandar Abbas54 km6.9167
12/27/1976Sadal,dalak Dashi,ab-E-Garm,siah Cheshmeh 0.01
11/07/1976Khorasan Province51 km6.217
09/21/1975Sarpir,dorahan,deh Bagh37 km5.02
03/07/1975Sarkhun,qaleh Qazi,qadhad,nong-E-Bala42 km6.17
12/02/1974Sarchahan,saadatabad,gahkom,siruiyeh44 km5.40
11/11/1973Qeshlagh,deh Bid51 km5.51
02/24/1973Khabis,hengam Island41 km5.20
07/02/1972Mishan-E-Markazi,talkhab,mishan Sofla6 km5.30
04/10/1972Qir,karzin, Jahrom, Firuzabad53 km6.930000
02/10/1972Deh Kohneh,sa'dabad,borazjan15 km4.50
08/26/1971Baba Kelu8 km4.80
08/09/1971Babol-Kenar36 km5.31
04/12/1971Tazarj,barghany,madanuiyeh,baraftab,daragah25 km5.91
04/06/1971Dasht-E-Arjan,khan-E-Zenyan,shiraz52 km5.10
02/14/1971Jailan,bokran,hosseinabad,sharifabad36 km5.31
07/30/1970Karnaveh, Marev19 km6.7220
03/14/1970Badalan,qeris,batchi,dizeh,pesak,hesar44 km4.85
01/03/1969Ne Khurasan Province 5.650
09/04/1968Iran 5.40
09/01/1968Ferdow 6.5700
08/31/1968Dasht-E-Bayaz37 km7.310488
06/23/1968Ghalegh Seyed,khesht,konar Takhteh 5.30
05/02/1968Siyah,cheshmeh,zavieh,takht-E-Ravan-E-Sofla 0.00
04/29/1968Maku,shah Bandalu,qurta Bolagh,qondeqli57 km5.338
06/21/1965Hadjiabad, Sarkhun, Sarchahan 6.00
02/10/1965Nw 5.120
07/29/1963Gahkom,laigazan,patkuiyeh,golruiyeh,ganj 5.25
06/30/1963W 5.10
03/31/1963Hendojan6 km7.04
03/24/1963Karkhaneh 7.2100
01/31/1963Khendodzhan, Dakhne-Udzhak 4.54
11/06/1962Gahkom,golruiyeh,patkuiyeh,laigazan,ganj 5.50
10/05/1962Torbat Heydariyeh, Akhmedabad 5.06
09/01/1962Buyin-Zara39 km7.212225
04/01/1962Mussavieh 0.05
10/14/1961Iran 0.02
06/27/1961Iran 0.05
06/11/1961Dehkuyeh,khaneh,lar,shagheb,nokhriz,bighu 6.660
04/24/1960Lar 6.0420
09/21/1958Iran 0.020
08/16/1958Firuzabad 6.7132
01/16/1958Iran 0.00
12/13/1957Farsinaj 7.11200
09/05/1957Jahrom 0.00
07/02/1957Hazanderan, Abegarm 6.61100
04/23/1957Kachu Mesqal 0.016
10/31/1956Bastak 6.8347
08/20/1954Tonbak,kangan,sabakhi,akhtar 5.01
04/01/1953Khan-E-Zenyan,khatiri 0.01
02/12/1953Torud 6.4970
01/15/1953Goder 0.011
01/19/1950Bushire 0.020


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).