Moderate earthquake near Iran nuclear plant kills 8, injures 45

November 29, 2013IRAN An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck a town Thursday in southern Iran, killing eight people while causing no damage at the country’s only nuclear power plant, state television reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor struck some 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) northeast of Borazjan. It hit some 60 kilometers (38 miles) north of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which is near the port city of the same name. The website for state television carried a statement from the plant’s operators saying it sustained no damage in the quake. Bushehr province Gov. Fereidoun Hasanvand told state television that 45 people were injured. Many people fled their homes during the earthquake, fearful the buildings would crash down on them, local media reported. Those living in neighboring provinces also felt the quake. 
In April, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and injured hundreds in a town near Bushehr. The nuclear plant wasn’t damaged then. Iran is located in a zone of tectonic compression where the Arabian plate is moving into the Eurasian plate, leaving more than 90 percent of the country crisscrossed by seismic fault lines. Nine quakes that hit Iran in the last decades were more than magnitude 6, including a 2003 temblor that killed at least 26,000 people in the city of Bam. Scientists say more fault lines likely will be discovered in the country and more major quakes are only a matter of time. –NY Daily News
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6 Responses to Moderate earthquake near Iran nuclear plant kills 8, injures 45

  1. bobby90247 says:

    When I read stories like this, in which a 5.6 magnitude earthquake KILLS people…I “Thank God” I live in Los Angeles!!!

    We “rarely” even see property damage at this magnitude! The ONLY injuries would be from someone tripping and falling…and that’s about it!


  2. Alexandra Thompson says:

    Ha! Too ironic given what is going on involving their nuclear program and the United states.


  3.  Earlier aseries of Massive Quakes near Fukishima TEPCO Nuclear PowerPlant Unit 4 in Japan and Now this Quake Killing 8 in Iran and closer to Nuclear Processing Facility is a Clear Warning from the Universe to the World Leaders to Desist and stay away from Nuclear enrichment activities. Disasters after Disaster since Chrynoble are not without a reason.m particularly when even all the best available technology on earth cannot handle and manage Disaster Risks !  

    It was time for Super Powers to awake and be sensitive to the message Heaven issending us via Quakes and we all together must push the cause to bring a UN Resolution to Disban ALL Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear Armament Facilities all across the Globe Starting from USA, Russia, China, Britain, France, India, Pakistam, Iran and Israel . In fact Leaders of the Nation States involved in Nuclear Arms must face the similar Trials as we have for Drugs, or even more stringent !

    Ashok Sharma Founder Member & Pres. WPND-New Delhi:India World Peace& Nuclear Disarmament New  

    Ashok Sharma





  4. Irene C says:

    And yet people still build nuclear power plants in earthquake territory. They’ll never learn.


  5. Mrsotto says:

    Amen, God is sending the human population warnings…..
    Is anyone listening?


  6. Colleen says:

    I hope folks are listening. The end of time is nearer than we could ever imagine.


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