Bahram Akasheh, a professor of geophysics at Tehran University, has predicted that a quake of similar magnitude to that in Bam-2003, which measured 6.6 - 6.8 on the Richter scale, would kill at least 720,000 people.
"People do not like to think in terms of an earthquake disaster of 1 million fatalities. Nonetheless, I am convinced this is possible," said Max Wyss, the director of the World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction in Geneva.
Several countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program have picked up information that the country's only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more of several recent earthquakes, with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure, two diplomats said Tuesday.
Reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency in February and May said the agency had been informed by the Iranians that the facility was shut down, without specifying why.
Kuwait and other Arab countries are only a few hundred miles away from Iran's Bushehr reactor, which is on the Persian Gulf coast, and are particularly worried about the safety of the Russian-built reactor. Saudi Arabia mentioned Bushehr as a safety concern on Tuesday at a session of the Vienna-based IAEA's 35-nation board.
This is most interesting. Although first thought is to say its some western device planted to set up a fukushima, i think its just coincidence.
Nevertheless this can be used by the west to send in "help" after we "detect radiation" near some of our bases in iraq, etc.