Earthquake in Iran, over 500 injured: more than 12 villages affected

Earthquake in Iran, over 500 injured: more than 12 villages affected; 50 houses completely destroyed

Oct 6, 2022 - 00:37
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Earthquake in Iran, over 500 injured: more than 12 villages affected

Earthquake tremors were felt in Iran's West Azerbaijan Province on Wednesday morning. It measured 5.7 on the Richter scale. More than 500 people were injured in the earthquake. With this, more than 12 villages and 500 houses have been damaged. According to the State Geological Survey, the earthquake was about 11.6 km away from the village of Khovi in ​​Iran and at a depth of 10 km.
An official told the local media – the tremors of the earthquake were felt at around 3 in the morning. 528 people were injured in the earthquake. Treatment of 135 people is going on in the hospital. More than 50 houses were completely destroyed. Rescue teams are engaged in bringing things back to normal in the earthquake-affected areas. The National Emergency Service said that in some villages of Khoy and Salmas, which are close to the epicentre, the supply of electricity and water has been cut off.
On July 1 this year, two tremors and earthquakes were felt in Iran. Five people died in this. This earthquake occurred in the Hormozgan Province of Iran. Its intensity was measured at 6.1 and 6.3. According to media reports, the earthquake's tremors were also felt in the UAE.
The worst earthquake in Iran occurred on June 21, 1990. In this earthquake of 7.7 magnitudes in Manzil and Rudbar city, more than 5 thousand km of the area was destroyed. More than 50 thousand people died in this earthquake. About 1.3 lakh people were injured.
There are seven plates inside the earth, which rotate continuously. The place where the collision of these plates is more is called the fault line zone. Due to repeated collisions, the corners of these plates start twisting. Due to excessive pressure, these plates start breaking. When the plates break, the energy inside finds a way out. The disturbance caused by this causes earthquakes.
Iran is the Zagros mountain range. These mountains are formed by the collision of the Arabian and Eurasian plates. These mountains have been formed due to the earthquake cycle. Due to the frequent collision of the Arabian and Eurasian plates, earthquake tremors repeatedly occur in the Zagros Mountains. However, fracking is also responsible for this. Oil is extracted by injecting liquid into the mountains through fracking. This disturbs the balance inside the ground and earthquake tremors are felt.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer