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article imageEarthquake magnitude 7.8 rattles Iran

By Igor I. Solar     Apr 16, 2013 in Environment
A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 Richter hit south-east Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The tremors were felt as far as New Delhi, India.
According to the United States Geological Service (USGS) the 7.8 Richter earthquake occurred at 10:44:13 UTC at a depth of 15,2 kilometres. The epicentre was located about 86 km from the city of Khash, near the border with Pakistan. The intensity of the tremors were felt across Pakistan and made tall buildings shake as far as New Delhi, the Indian capital.
No reports are yet available on casualties and damage to infrastructure.
Just last week (April 9) an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the province of Bushehr, in southern Iran, where the death toll rose to 37, with 850 injured and over 800 houses destroyed.
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