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Masjed Soleyman

(mäsjĕd` sōlāmän`), city (1991 pop. 107,539), Khuzestan prov., SW Iran, on the Karun River. The site of the first discovery of petroleum in Iran (1908), it is now an oil-refining center.
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Masjed Soleyman

 

a city in Iran in Khuzestan ostan (province). Population, 66,000 (1971). The city is linked by highway with Tehran and Ahvaz (Nasiri). Masjed Soleyman has been an oil center since 1908, although its significance has now declined. Local industries include oil-refining and the production of sulfur by the use of natural gas.

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The tremor centered in Masjed Soleiman, in a 19 km distance, near Qaleh Khajeh in a distance of 29 km and Izeh in a distance of 37 km.
The Governor of Masjed Soleiman County Heydar Hojjatinia told FNA that so far no casualties and damages have been reported, but other sources said 25 people have been injured in the incident.
According to Gahestuni, "the artificial lake which is over 90 kilometres long would cover townships of Gotvand and Lali as well as the city of Masjed Soleiman. As the result of the inundation, four registered historical sites and large number of non-registered sites would drown."
On the other hand, concerning the history of this province, some historic cities including Shoushtar, Dezful and Masjed Soleiman have historical and old textures and are located in areas with relatively high seismic hazard, thus, to prevent the incidence of catastrophes such as what happened in historical city of Bam and to maintain their ancient and historical monuments with global reputation, including hydraulic structures and waterfalls of Shoushtar, it is required that seismic hazard evaluation in this areas should be done with acceptable precision.
Based on these results, Lali and Masjed Soleiman are located in very high seismicity level, Andimeshk, Dezful and Shoushtar in high seismicity level and Shoush in low seismicity hazard level.
The Shahid Abbaspour Dam (also known as Karun-1 Dam) is a large arch dam providing hydroelectricity from the Karun River; it is located about 50 km northeast of Masjed Soleiman, in the province of Khuzestan, Iran, and originally completed in 1976.