Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Powerful Quake Hits Southeast Iran

Iranian and U.S. authorities say a powerful earthquake has struck Iran near the Pakistani border, with reports of scores dead as authorities begin to assess the damage.

 The Iran Seismological Center said the quake had a magnitude of 7.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey put its strength at 7.8.

 The epicenter was reported to be 86 kilometers southeast of Khash, a city of more than 50,000 people that lies near Iran's southeastern border with Pakistan.

 Tremors were felt througout the Persian Gulf region and southern Asia, including in the Indian capital, Delhi, causing people to rush out into the streets.

 In the first report of casualties, Iranian state-run television said at least 40 people had been killed.

 But there were fears the death toll could be much higher.

 The Iranian Red Crescent said rescue teams had been dispatched.

 Hatam Narui, the governor of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, where the earthquake was centered, told state television the tremors lasted between 15 and 20 seconds.
 Iran sits on a region with a history of seismic volatility.

 A week ago, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit southwest Iran, killing dozens of people and injuring at least 850, according to Iranian state media.

 Provincial Governor Fereydoun Hassanvand told state television after that event that the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant had not been affected.
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