Earthquake Strikes Iran, U.S. Says
AP ^ | Dec 25, 2003
Posted on 12/25/2003 8:04:56 PM PST by optimistically_conservative
3 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - An earthquake has struck southeastern Iran near the city of Bam, the U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) said Thursday.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at 5:27 a.m. local time Friday or 8:57 p.m. Thursday, Eastern Standard Time.
The USGS (news - web sites) reported a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, high enough to cause severe damage.
There have been similar earthquakes in this area that have caused damage, the USGS said. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1046716/posts
posted on 12/25/2003 9:09:04 PM PST
(Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
Seems there were 2 quakes -
8:56 and 10:06PM EST (6.7 and 5.4 respectively)
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