At least 82 people injured in moderate Iran earthquake

its kohdasht - lorestan - iran.

Landscape in Lorestan province, where the earthquake took place - Image via Wikipedia

UPDATE 17:11 UTC
Number of injured people climbs to 104 – severe damage to residential houses
Xinhua news reports : At least 104 people were injured in a 4.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Iran’s western province of Lorestan.
The quake was followed by several minor aftershocks, causing severe damage to residential buildings and some houses experienced power cuts, according to the report.
Twenty-six of the injured remained in hospital, while others were released after treatment.

Earthquake Report comment :
At least 82 people have been injured in Do-rud, when a M 4.9 very shallow earthquake occurred during the  morning  (at 07:22 AM local time).
Based on Iranian Seismological center reporting, the epicenter of the earthquake was near Do-Rud and Razan, although some smaller villages are closer to the epicenter.
From the very beginning Earthquake-Report.com colored this earthquake ORANGE as we are aware (based on previous Iranian earthquakes) that even smaller magnitudes if they occur near cities, can cause a lot of misery like damage, injuries, etc.
As most of the houses are not build earthquake-proof, we always fear for the worst.
Do-rud (also written as Doorud and Do rud, has a population of 114,395 inhabitants)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.9
Saturday, November 06, 2010 at 07:22:22 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 24 km (Iranian sources : 5 km)
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Geo-location(s) :
55 km (35 miles) ESE of Khorramabad, Iran
60 km (40 miles) SSE of Borujerd, Iran
17 Km of Dorood, Lorestan
17 Km of Sepid dasht, Lorestan
26 Km of Zagheh, Lorestan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map
EMSC Seismic hazard map

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