Maraveh Tappeh Earthquake of 30 July 1970, Mw.6.4
At 00:52 UTC on the July 30, 1970, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of Mw=6.4 occurred in the village of Qarnaveh in the Marave Tappeh district of the Golestan province, Iran. Due to this earthquake, 176 people were killed, 483 injured and tens of thousands left homeless. 100 small villages were also destroyed by the earthquake. Most of the damages were seen in the villages of Qapan, Islamabad and the Marave Tappe district.
Dashte Kavir Earthquake of 22 July 1927, Mw.6.3 At the night of 22 July 1927, an earthquake with magnitude of Read more …
Izeh-Andika Earthquake of 15 July 1929, mb.6.3
At noon a damaging earthquake shook the southeast provinces of Khuzestan and Bakhtiyari. The villages of Qal’eh Zaeas, Taqa, Andika and the settlements between these villages were ruined and many people were killed. On the southeast face of Kuh-i Landeh the earthquake triggered a landslide and in places rockfalls that produced a discontinuous scarp about one kilometer long. Aftershocks and also new springs of water that emerged at the foot of the scarp after the earthquake caused additional movements of the slide mass. Local rockfalls blocked the road east of the Bard Qumchi. The shock caused minor damage to the plant and private property at Masjid Sulaiman as well as at Malamir and it was strongly felt af Haft Gil and in the Bakhtiyari district. It was perceptible in Baghdad.
Tash-Shahrud Earthquake of 11 July 1890, Mw.7.2
A destructive earthquake at dawn ruined a large area in the sparsely populated regions of Kuh-i Shangi and Shahvar between Astarabad (Gurgan) and Shahrud. In the village of Tash only one house was left standing and 140 out of its 200 inhabitants were killed. Shahkuh-i Bala and Pa’in, Mujin and other settlements as far as Purdilu in the Aliabad district were destroyed with casualties. Damage extended over a large area as far as Astarabad, Shahrud, Surmeh and Kalateh. In Astarabad almost all the houses were damaged to the extent that they were evacuated, and in Kalateh and Shahrud many houses were ruined. Landslides blocked mountain passes, particularly at Shahkuh, and east of Tash rock masses were shattered. Hundreds of people and many flocks of sheep perished. The shock was felt over a large area, mainly to the northwest, as far as Baku. It was also felt at Duzlyolum to the northeast but not beyond Damavand and Mayamay. The shock caused waves in the Caspian Sea that were reported from all along its southern shores between Anzali and Ashur Ada. Aftershocks continued for at least five months.
Gowk (Golbaf) Earthquake of 05 July 1948, Mw6.0
In the late afternoon of July 5, 1948, a strong earthquake was felt in the Kerman province. The magnitude of this earthquake was determined as mb=5.9 and Ms=6. There are no detailed publications about the earthquake damage, but local information indicate that a few towns were destroyed in the district of Gowk with low population. It is said that the origin of the earthquake was located in the Doshah mountain in north of Gowk. The earthquake was felt strongly in the cities of Bam and Kerman. The event was important because of the fact that it was occurred along the south east of the area where some previous damaging events had occurred in the nineteenth century. Especially an earthquake in 1877 which devastated the Sirch, Hasanabad and Hashtadan villages and stopped the flow of hot springs. Damages extended to the villages located mainly in the south of the spa, where the earthquake caused the cracks in the ground. There is no evidence that the earthquake was felt in the far distances.
Garrus-Takht-i Sulaiman Earthquake of 04 July 1880, Mw5.6
A damaging earthquake in the district of Garrus, west of Zanjan, ruined a number of villages, killing about 60 people. The shock triggered landslides and rockfalls from the mountains, and in one place a new sulphur spring began to flow. Damage extended to Chiraghtappeh and settlements on the plateau of Takht-i Sulaiman weher, however, the shock did not affect the discharge of water from the lake on the plateau. There was also some damage at Anguran and in other villages to the south of Takht-i Sulaiman, where almost all houses were ruined by the main shock and by an aftershock on 5 July. The shock was felt at Kavand and it was followed by aftershocks until September.