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Bam (Intraplate) Earthquake, 2003



Introduction

Bam, located in the southeast of Iran, suffered an intraplate earthquake on the 26th of
December, 2003, at 5:26am (local time). The plates involved were the Arabian plate
moving against the Eurasian plate which has a rate of movement of about 3cm.year.
Measuring 6.6 on…

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Response

+ Around the country, thousands of people gave blood to help the injured

+ Britain volunteered to take specialist equipment for finding people trapped under the
rubble, but this took time, and although a nice gesture, did it really help?

+ Upto 1,6000 aid workers from 44 countries, and…

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