MEK Iran: 5 Million Iranians Predicted to Die in a Devastating Earthquake
The state-run Mostaghel daily reported today that Iran could lose 5 million people if the country is affected by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. This is according to one of the regime’s experts, Professor Bahram Akashe. This forecast is related to several small earthquakes that have been felt daily in Tehran. This is allegedly a wake-up call to the possibility of a larger, more devastating earthquake, occurring sometime soon.
The article alluded to the 1755 Great Lisbon earthquake, which killed 100,000 people in an 8.5 to 9.00 magnitude earthquake. Because Tehran is particularly vulnerable it has been suggested that there should not be such a concentration of people in one city and the population should be dispersed to reduce a potential high casualty rate and lower the pressure on health services.
Despite Tehran being in a danger zone, the current Iranian regime has encouraged the growth of Tehran. Earlier this month was a reminder to what could happen after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake killed two and injured many more. Not long after that event, a 2.9 tremor was felt which sent people fleeing from their homes to open spaces. This earthquake activity could be felt some distance away in the cities of Alborz, Mazandaran, Qazvin, and Zanjan.
Iran sits on a tectonic plate boundary so the country regularly experiences unstable activity. When people are injured lives are lost because of the badly funded emergency and medical services, coupled with poor building construction standards.
The state-run Mostaghel daily in #Iran published a piece on May 11 titled, “Tehran will one day be destroyed!” warning about the consequences of a massive earthquake hitting the Iranian capital.https://t.co/0r7b2VSe9a
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 12, 2020
Chairman of the City Council of Tehran, told a meeting of the Tehran City Council on 10 May about this event:
“After the earthquake of 2017, we saw another earthquake in the capital, but we see that after each earthquake, these issues are raised and after a while, it is forgotten. We have more than 300 districts in Tehran, that special facility should be considered for them according to the conditions of each of them. In this important matter, the government should help the city administration, because given the situation in Tehran, if an earthquake of more than 6 magnitudes on the Richter scale occurs, the vulnerability of Tehran would increase. The government must help provide the infrastructure.”
While locals near the cities of Khoy & Salmas, along with other areas of northwest Iran, are facing massive destruction following the Feb 23 earthquakes, the city of Kerman in south-central Iran was also shaken by a 4.9-magnitude quake.#Iranhttps://t.co/9slNKllEIz
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 26, 2020
History of earthquake activity in Iran
- Earlier this year in February, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake affected Habash-e Olya village close to the Turkish border leading to the death of nine people.
- Two earthquakes near the Bushehr nuclear power plant occurred in January 2020 and December 2019.
- Back in 2017 in Kermanshah, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused up to 700 people to lose their lives with more than 10,000 injured.
- In 2003, Bam, an old city, was completely demolished, leaving 70,000 people dead in a 6.6-magnitude quake.
- In 1990, a deadly 7.4 magnitude earthquake killed tens of thousands of people, injured 300,000, and more than a million lost their homes.
Over the years those affected by these devastating earthquakes have been left behind by the Iranian regime. Some still live out their lives in shantytowns.