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Iran Earthquake 2012: Quake Hits Northwest, State TV Says

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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Iran Earthquake 2012: Quake Hits Northwest, State TV Says


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TEHRAN, Iran — Two strong earthquakes leveled villages and damaged homes in northwestern Iran on Saturday, killing at least 180 people and injuring more than 1,350 others, state TV reported. Thousands of people spent the night outdoors as aftershocks rattled the area.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that Saturday's first quake at 4:53 p.m. (1223 GMT) had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 37 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles). Its epicenter was a region between the towns of Ahar and Haris, about 200 miles (500 kilometers) northwe
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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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Seems like this a blow for Iran. They we're hit with a 6.2 magnitude quake and it was also stated this is well.


The quakes hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province, the TV report said. At least six villages were totally leveled, and 60 others sustained damage ranging from 50 to 80 percent, it said.


It sounds pretty nasty but it gets me thinking. Is there any major plates in the Middle-east at all that would cause such a large quake. Granted quakes happen all the time, but you never really hear of the middle east getting hit with them that often. Well I went on Google and found this.



earthquake.usgs.gov...

Apparently it is common for Iran to get them. I found this and thought I would share it with you.

-SAP-

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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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Earthquake weapons. What more can I say?

Let this earthquake be a warning.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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Thanks for sharing but I believe this was threaded SEVERAL times when it happened, yesterday. Search button is your friend.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by Shadow Herder
Earthquake weapons. What more can I say?

Let this earthquake be a warning.


Somehow I knew something like that would get said...

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by thesmokingman
Thanks for sharing but I believe this was threaded SEVERAL times when it happened, yesterday. Search button is your friend.


I did search it, but if it was then mods can feel free to close it.


-SAP-



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Yeah it was threaded.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Mods can please close. Thanks!

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 12:03 AM
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Closing thread. Thank you.






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