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On January 23rd...

M7.3 - Central Iran (Persia), 1909

One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. 5,000 to 6,000 casualties. About 60 villages destroyed or severely damaged. Casualties occurred in 130 villages. Over 40 km (25 mi) of surface rupture was seen on the Dorud Fault. Aftershocks continued for nearly 6 months.

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