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Old 08-12-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured. The 6.4 and 6.3 quakes struck near Tabriz and Ahar on Saturday afternoon, with more than 55 aftershocks reported over the following hours.

Iran's earthquake history

March 2006 - at least 70 people are killed and nearly 1,000 injured by a 6.0 magnitude quake in Lorestan province
February 2005 - more than 500 people killed by a strong quake near Zahran, in Kerman province
December 2003 - a 6.6 magnitude quake destroys the ancient city of Bam, killing more than 25,000 people
May 1997 - more than 1,600 killed in Birjand, eastern Iran, in a 7.1 magnitude quake
February 1997 - a 5.5 magnitude quake kills about 1,000 in north-western Iran
June 1990 - some 40,000 die in a tremor in the northern Gilan province.

Iran Earthquake 2012: Quake Hits Northwest, State TV Says
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