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CASE STUDY SUMMARY
Bam earthquake- Iran 2003
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Event Profile
Magnitude Enormous Small
Speed of onset Rapid Slow
Duration Long Short
Areal extent Widespread Limited
Spatial predictability Random Predictable

Frequency Frequent Rare


Facts

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Population Human development index
Population of Bam…

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Impacts-
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economic
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Impacts
Headlines ­ List Impacts Details (and sources)
31,000 people killed, 30,000 injured Almost all who died during the earthquake were killed in buildings less
Short term 75,600 homeless and 95 percent of than 30 years old. Nearly 90% of…

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international rescue teams from 27
countries that arrived in Bam in the first
few days of the operation were paralyzed
by the chaos that reigned in the first few
days of the disaster. Several ministries,
the Red Crescent Society, the Relief
Committee, and the Revolutionary
Guards, all issued…

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According to the UNDP Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction Officer , of the 20,000 housing units to be
constructed in Bam, only 14,000 had been built by 2005, including 6,000 nearing completion, as well as 1,700 units
actually completed. Apparently, the maximum financial support to each family of…

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