Iran earthquake

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Earthquake Felt Countries Away Hits Near Iran Nuclear Plant

It struck 60 miles east of Bushehr

(Newser) - An earthquake hit Iran early Thursday just 60 miles away from the country's only operating nuclear power plant. According to the USGS , the 5.5 magnitude quake struck 6.2 miles below the surface, strong and shallow enough to cause widespread damage, though Iran hasn't reported damage at... More »

Deadly Quake on Iraq-Iran Border Felt All the Way to Mediterranean

More than 330 are dead

(Newser) - A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region Sunday night killed more than 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night, and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities say. Iran's western Kermanshah province bore the brunt... More »

Iran: Quake Toll Has Hit 250

Rescuers work through the night to free people trapped in rubble

(Newser) - The death toll from twin earthquakes that rattled Iran yesterday has hit 250, state media reported today, with more than 2,000 people injured and thousands more sleeping in the open after their homes were destroyed. More than 1,000 rescuers labored through the night to pull people trapped in... More »

Hundreds Trapped After Iran Quake

7 dead after 6.5 quake destroys villages

(Newser) - Hundreds of people have been trapped in the rubble of buildings toppled by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that jolted the country's southeast region late last night. The death toll currently stands at 7 but it is expected to rise significantly, CNN reports. Some two dozen villages have been wholly... More »

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