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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

More than 70 killed in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran and Pakistan


An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale has shaken Iran.Exactly the southeast, along the border with Pakistan. The death toll is provisional is even now there have been some conflicting reports. According to state television and Red Crescent, the dead rise to 40 in Iran, while in Pakistan the fatalities were 34, including three women and two children buried by his mud house. The earthquake (at 12.44 Spanish time) was felt throughout the Gulf region and in the Indian capital, New Delhi. The epicenter was 86 kilometers from the city of Jash , while the hypocenter was located 15.2 kilometers deep. Iranian Officials fear that has hundreds dead in the affected area. "It was the worst earthquake Iran has been in 40 years. Expect hundreds killed," the source said on condition of anonymity. However, a region Iranian lawmaker quoted by Reuters reported that the death toll was "not high". For its part, the emergency section of the Red Crescent in Tehran has confirmed that the earthquake killed 40 people and caused extensive damage. Mir Morad Zehi, deputy city of Saravan, near where there has been the epicenter of the quake, said the death toll "will be very high", because in that area there are 1,700 villages , whose houses are built mud and brick.

Other cases

The terrible 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which reached 300,000 people, was of a lower intensity: 7.2. On April 10, another earthquake struck the Persian territory .Specifically, southern Iran, about 90 kilometers from the city of Bushehr. At first it was feared that would have caused damage to the unique and controversial nuclear plant in the country, but was not damaged. The quake, measuring 6.3, yes however ended the lives of 37 people and injured 850. Iran is in an area of frequent earthquakes and one of the past with serious effects occurred in August last year, in the East Azerbaijan province, where 306 people died and 4,500 were injured when registering two consecutive movements of 6.2 and 6 degrees Richter.

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