Strong earthquake hits Iran near Iraq border


quakeA powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, rattling the region near the border with Iraq, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 miles), in an area 36 kilometers southeast of the Iranian city of Abdanan, the USGS reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the rural but populated area, which is roughly 40 kilometers from the Iraqi border and near Iranian oil exploration and production facilities.

Two weaker quakes, of magnitudes 4.8 and 5.0, had hit the same region Sunday, the USGS said.

Iran’s official news agency IRNA said there hadn’t been any casualties or major damage reported from the area Sunday.




4 responses to “Strong earthquake hits Iran near Iraq border”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Yup. REALLY need a bunch of Nuclear Power Stations sitting there.

    1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar

      u r getting boring.. every time a quake hits u say that but it doesnt change the fact that iran wants nuclear energi stations n we build them whereever we want in our country n there is nothing u can do about it.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        I’m boring you? Well … Think of it as ‘Prophecy’. All you need to do is Just Wait. :-))
        In the time you’ve been hearing that from me, I think there’s been at least 3 major earth-movers … odds favour it happening under a ‘Power Plant’ more and more.
        You could hedge your bets … ;-))

    2. Leborigine Avatar

      Actually it is not a bad idea to have a few nuclear stations there. It might work in our favour 🙂

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