Southern Iran hit by earthquake
10-Sep-2008 (2 comments)

An earthquake measuring 6.1 has rocked southern Iran, the US Geological Service has said.

The tremor struck at 0630 (1100 GMT), west-south-west of Bandar Abbas, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) below ground, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Iran has been struck by several severe quakes in recent years, the deadliest in 2003, when 25,000 people died in the ancient city of Bam.

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by IRANdokht on

Thanks for reporting this morning's quake in Iran. I saw your post and followed up all day, I read 200 villages were detroyed!

What is really scary is that within hours after Iran's quake, there's been 4 more:

Brazil 6.6, Northern Chile 5.8, Indonesia 6.6 and Japan 7.0

It's scary especially for the ones who live on well-known fault lines.

I hope that the death and destruction in minimal especially in southern Iran, I heard it's close to the new nuclear facilities which can obviously cause a range of serious problems if damaged. 

Lets hope for the best, it's hopefully just coincidence.


ebi amirhosseini

let's hope..

by ebi amirhosseini on

there is few casualties & not much destruction.