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June 26, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With tent clinics and med-evac helicopters, Iran relief officials have made practice in war pay off in combatting a devastating earthquake. Foreign aid workers in the ravaged towns and villages of the quake region Monday credited the prompt response of Iran's Red Crescent Society with preventing the disaster from being even worse.
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June 20, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sprawling across hill and valley in a vast jumble of mid- and high-rise concrete apartment blocks set against the majestic Elburz Mountains, this city of 14 million people covers several hundred square miles and looks nothing if not solid. Yet Tehran could be as ephemeral as the melting mountain snows that tumble through its gurgling gutters and dissipate in the hot plains below, warns Bahram Akasheh, the country's top seismologist.
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June 25, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hope of finding more survivors trapped under the rubble of the killer earthquake that slammed mountain villages and Caspian Sea towns in northern Iran four days ago dimmed Sunday as officials upped the estimated death toll to 50,000. Rescue efforts were hampered as the strongest aftershock yet jarred the already severely damaged rice-growing region of Rasht, 120 miles northwest of Tehran, early Sunday afternoon. The new shock, with a magnitude of 5.
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May 14, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The government said rescue teams ended their operations in 200 northeastern villages devastated by a strong earthquake over the weekend, and it revised the death toll downward from 2,400 to 1,560. In revising casualty figures, the government also reduced the number of injured from 6,000 to 2,810.
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June 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday challenged anti-Western radicals in the government and said Iran should be thankful for foreign aid for earthquake victims, even if it comes from enemies. "I don't think we see the people who are under the debris saying, 'No, we don't want foreign aid,' " the president said at a Muslim prayer gathering of thousands at Tehran University. His comment rebutted an editorial that appeared last week in the newspaper Jomhuri Islami.
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June 28, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he talked, the man's eyes rolled back into his head in dreamy, blissful reverie. "Someday, an American ambassador will come back to Tehran," he said. "His neck will be garlanded with flowers. He will drive his Cadillac from the airport to the American Embassy on a long Persian carpet. People will cheer him on the streets. Only one person will be needed to guard him." The conversation took place in a Tehran airline office.
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February 6, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A powerful aftershock jolted mountainous northeastern Iran as the toll from two earlier earthquakes rose to 72 dead and 200 injured, state-run Tehran radio said. It said the magnitude-5.7 aftershock was centered about 360 miles northeast of Tehran--the same area that was the epicenter of two quakes Tuesday measuring 5.4 and 6.1.
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March 3, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2, damaged property and caused panic among survivors of a temblor that killed at least 554 people and left more than 35,000 homeless in mountainous northwestern Iran, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. The second quake followed a magnitude-5.5 temblor that devastated dozens of villages around the provincial capital of Ardabil.
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January 2, 1995 | Reuters
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook the towns of Yassuj and Nourabad in Iran, about 360 miles south of Tehran, the Iranian news agency IRNA said Sunday.
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August 7, 1990 | Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 sharply jolted the northern Iranian town of Rudbaon on Monday, more than month after a quake killed 40,000 people in the region. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. More than 2,000 aftershocks have shaken the region since the devastating June 21 earthquake, which registered 7.3. That quake also left 60,000 injured and rendered half a million homeless in the northern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan.
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May 13, 1997 | Associated Press
The first international aid supplies trickled into Iran's earthquake-devastated northeast region Monday. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in blankets, tents, clothes and food from Japan, France, Britain, Italy, Russia and neighboring countries began reaching the victims of Saturday's magnitude 7.1 quake. The United States contributed $100,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday to assist victims.
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May 11, 1997 | AFSHIN VALINEJAD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A powerful earthquake devastated 200 villages in the remote mountains of northeastern Iran on Saturday, killing at least 2,000 and injuring 5,000. Survivors frantically pulled victims from collapsed buildings and rushed them to makeshift emergency centers. Iran appealed for international aid for the stricken villages and towns, many of them cut off by landslides triggered by the magnitude 7.1 quake.
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March 3, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2, damaged property and caused panic among survivors of a temblor that killed at least 554 people and left more than 35,000 homeless in mountainous northwestern Iran, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. The second quake followed a magnitude-5.5 temblor that devastated dozens of villages around the provincial capital of Ardabil.
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March 2, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Rescue teams fought snow, high winds and wild dogs Saturday as they tried to bring help to an earthquake-devastated region in northwestern Iran. The official death toll rose to 500, but doctors and aid workers said thousands may have died. The quake rocked the city of Ardabil and the town of Meshgin Shahr on Friday afternoon, damaging 83 villages--some were razed--and injuring about 2,000 people, state-run Tehran radio reported.
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March 1, 1997 | From Reuters
A strong earthquake killed at least 100 people and injured 250 in northwestern Iran on Friday, Iranian state television said. The temblor, measuring 5.5, hit the city of Ardabil and the town of Meshgin Shahr near Iran's border with Azerbaijan at 4:27 p.m., the broadcast said.
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February 6, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A powerful aftershock jolted mountainous northeastern Iran as the toll from two earlier earthquakes rose to 72 dead and 200 injured, state-run Tehran radio said. It said the magnitude-5.7 aftershock was centered about 360 miles northeast of Tehran--the same area that was the epicenter of two quakes Tuesday measuring 5.4 and 6.1.
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June 21, 1990 | From Reuters
A powerful earthquake hit Iran's Caspian seacoast early today, killing at least 22 people and burying others beneath the rubble of fallen buildings, official news media reported. Main highways to the Caspian region were blocked by landslides, Tehran Radio said. The radio reported "a lot of damage and casualties" including at least 20 dead and 150 injured in Rasht, a city of 300,000 people 150 miles northwest of Tehran.
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June 29, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The killer earthquake that flattened homes and shook down mountainsides in northwest Iran exposed the political fault lines in Tehran before the first big aftershock. For a country constricted with pride and paranoia, the prompt offers of relief aid from the West drove a chasm between the insular radicals and the pragmatic camp of President Hashemi Rafsanjani.
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February 5, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Two earthquakes struck 12 villages, killing at least 38 people and injuring more than 90, Iranian television reported. A magnitude 5.4 quake hit the villages in the northeastern Khorasan province at 1:24 p.m. Forty minutes later, a magnitude 6.1 quake hit the area, Iranian television and the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. State-run television said the villages were destroyed.
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