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Iran hit by 7.8 magnitude earthquake

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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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Iran hit by 7.8 magnitude earthquake


www.bbc.co.uk

The epicentre of the huge quake was 86km (53 miles) from the city of Khash in Sistan Baluchistan province, near the border with Pakistan.
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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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Looks like a big one. Hope there aren't too many casualties. A correspondent for BBC Persian in Pakistan, says the quake was felt in the cities of Karachi and Quetta.

7.8....that's pretty big, right? The news article says that at least 37 people were killed and 850 wounded in a 6.3 magnitude quake in south-west Iran on 10 April.

www.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:45 AM
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7.8 is indeed big, but to give that some context, you'd expect at least one earthquake of that magnitude to happen somewhere on earth at least once a month. So, it's big-ish, but not uncommon.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 06:49 AM
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Looking at Google Earth, the area is sparsely populated too so hopefully no major loss of life from this. However, being quite a shallow quake, at 15KM depth, it will probably have been felt across a large area and have more effect than one occuring much deeper.



posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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