An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Iran’s southern city of Khonj in Fars province, killing four people and injuring four others. Those killed were Afghan nationals, living in a house in Khonj. More than 2.5 million Afghan nationals have been living in Iran for about four decades, mostly in eastern and southern areas.

Download: National Society info bulletin: Iran earthquake (Jan 2017)

Publication date: 07/01/2017

Document status: Final