Iran – M 5.6 – Will Iran call for international help if needed and set aside his pride ?

Earthquake Report  feared from the very beginning that the impact of this earthquake might be high in damage and even in injured people.
It took the the Iranian news agencies hours before they could give apprehensive information of the earthquake zone. Still now, 7 hours later we have still not a good view on the precise size of the damages. As it is night in Iran, it will take many more hours before we will get new accurate information.
We truly hope that the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran can put aside there pride and will make a call for help to the International Community if external help would boost rescue efforts.

This is what Earthquake Report wrote minutes after the earthquake struck :
An very dangerous earthquake has struck in a very populated area near Iran city Torbat-e Heydariyeh.
The houses are NOT earthquake-proof constructed in this area, creating a very vulnerable environment.
Population in the immediate vicinity of the epicenter is estimated at 126.000.
We expect probable serious damage and even injuries as a result of this earthquake.
Series of smaller aftershocks may occur in the same region.
A lot of unknown factors will decide on the impact (duration of the quake, terrain, etc).
We will report with updates if more news becomes available.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Friday, July 30, 2010 at 05:20:12 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 17 km
Geolocation(s) :
NEAR Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran
115 km (70 miles) SSE of Neyshabur, Iran
120 km (75 miles) SSW of Mashhad, Iran
715 km (445 miles) E of TEHRAN, Iran

Links to important maps
USGS Shaking map

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