Earthquake Hits Iran in Less Than 48 Hours After President Raisi’s Death in Helicopter Crash


An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale struck Malayer in Iran’s Hamedan province on Monday after Raisi’s death.

The quake, reported by the Seismological Centre of the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran, occurred at 08:20:52 local time at a depth of 10 km. It was felt nine kilometers from Samen, 18 kilometers from Malayer, and 18 kilometers from Oshtorinan.

This natural event comes as Iranians mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

In response to the tragedy, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei declared five days of national mourning.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his condolences to the Iranian people, praising Raisi as “a sincere and valuable servant” dedicated to the welfare of the nation.

He announced that under Article 131 of the Constitution, Vice President Mohammad Mokhber would manage the executive branch and coordinate with legislative and judicial leaders to arrange the election of a new president within fifty days.

Khamenei stated, “I announce five days of public mourning and offer my condolences to the dear people of Iran. According to Article 131 of the Constitution, Mr Mokhbar is in the position of managing the executive branch, and he is obliged to make arrangements with the heads of the legislative and judicial branches for the election of a new president within a maximum of fifty days.”

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Speaking further, he described Raisi as “a sincere and valuable servant. For him, the goodness and satisfaction of the people, which indicates God’s satisfaction, was preferred over everything, so his annoyances from the ingratitude and taunts of some ill-wishers did not prevent him from working day and night to improve affairs,” he added.

People’s Gazette

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