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Richter 6.0 or stronger
events - Iran averages
about one per year.
Normally, Richter 6s are
not especially
destructive. However,
depth and location can
make a significant
difference. The infamous
Bam earthquake of 2003
was only a 6.6 but it
managed to kill more
than 26,000 people and
injure an equal
number.This should
impress
all readers as
the population of Bam
was less than 100,000.
Close to 90% of
structures were
destroyed leaving more
than 100,000 survivors
homeless.  
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