Iran has been hit by several deadly earthquakes in recent years, many of which have caused widespread devastation.
- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit the south of Iran last Tuesday killing at least 39 people and injuring around 850.
- The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990. It measured 7.7 on the Richter scale, killed around 37,000 people and injured 100,000.
- The worst earthquake in recent times hit a southeastern province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people and destroying the city of Bam's ancient mud-built citadel.
Figures from the Fars news agency.