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Will Tehran be able to withstand ‘long overdue’ Quake?

By Zahra Alipour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Is an earthquake likely to occur in Tehran? What will happen if there is an earthquake in Tehran? These questions have recently been discussed in Iranian media and among the public in the aftermath of […]

Earthquake Response shows Iranians’ Nationalism, Mistrust of Authorities

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck an area straddling the Iran-Iraq border on Nov. 12. Iran’s western province of Kermanshah was the hardest hit with over 400 fatalities. Sympathies immediately began pouring in from […]

Iran Earthquake caused Damage worth €5bn

By John Lee. Last week’s deadly earthquake in Iran has reportedly caused more than €5 billion of damage. The quake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, hit Kermanshah province on Sunday 12th November, killing more than 400 people. Its epicenter was near Halabjah, southeast of Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah. (Source: Hindustan Times) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons […]

Video: Iran Pledges Swift Aid after Earthquake

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Thousands of homeless Iranians sought shelter from bitter cold on Tuesday as President Hassan Rouhani promised swift help after a major earthquake that killed more than 400 people.

Quake Death Toll Rises to 372

With successive aftershocks still rumbling through western Iran more than 18 hours after a massive earthquake on Sunday night, the province of Kermanshah, hit hardest by the temblor, declared three days of mourning. Western regions of Iran, particularly residential areas in the province of Kermanshah, have felt scores of tremors, some even measuring greater than […]