Avaj


Avaj

Avaj is a town in Iran, 130 miles west of Tehran. It is located in Qazvin province and has an estimated population of 3,600.cite news |first=Parisa |last=Hafesi |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= Hundreds killed in Iran earthquake|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2002/jun/24/iran.naturaldisasters |work=Reuters |publisher=The Guardian |date=2002-06-24 |accessdate=2008-06-20 ] It lies in an agricultural area.cite journal |last=Ramazi |first=Hamidreza |authorlink= |coauthors=Reza Haghani |year=2006 |month=November |title=The 22 June 2002 Avaj, Iran, Earthquake: A Field Report |journal=Seismological Research Letters |volume=77 |issue=6 |pages=723–730 |id= |url=http://srl.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/extract/77/6/723 |accessdate=2008-06-20 |quote= |doi=10.1785/gssrl.77.6.723 ] Avaj was near the epicenter of the 2002 Iran earthquake and thus was severely affected by it, with roughly half the town being razed.

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