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Iran - Villages destroyed in earthquake
Reuters | November 27, 2005

Posted on 11/27/2005 4:18:58 AM PST by HAL9000

Reuters -

TWO VILLAGES DESTROYED BY QUAKE IN SOUTH IRAN - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN HORMUZGAN PROVINCE

THIRD VILLAGE, KHALEDI, ALSO RAVAGED BY SOUTH IRAN QUAKE - STATE TV



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bandarabbas; earthquake; iran; iranquake; qeshm

1 posted on 11/27/2005 4:18:58 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
TEHRAN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 shook southern Iran on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of any casualties, the official IRNA news agency said.

State television said the tremor struck at 1:30 p.m. (1000 GMT) and was centred close to the Qeshm Island near Bandar Abbas city.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was of 6.1 magnitude, some 58 km (36 miles) southwest of Bandar Abbas at 1022 GMT.

"It is very, very preliminary. At this point we have no casualties reported, but that is because it so recently happened," said a U.S. Geological Survey spokeswoman.

A tremor was felt also in the neighbouring United Arab Emirates, prompting many people to evacuate buildings.

Witnesses in high-rise buildings said they felt the ground shaking beneath them for about a minute. Many residents evacuated their buildings and waited on the streets.


2 posted on 11/27/2005 4:20:19 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
USGS - Magnitude 6.1 - SOUTHERN IRAN 2005 November 27 10:22:23 UTC

Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 05:22:23 AM (EST) - Eastern Standard (New York, Toronto, Jamaica)

3 posted on 11/27/2005 4:25:12 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
TEHRAN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Three villages on Iran's island of Qeshm in the Gulf have been badly damaged in a strong earthquake, officials and state television said on Sunday.

In addition to the damage done to the villages of Tonban, Gavarzin and Khaledi, state television said marketplaces in the island's capital Qeshm City had been shaken to the ground. Qeshm is part of Hormuzgan province.

There were no immediate details on casualties.


4 posted on 11/27/2005 4:29:01 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
Reuters -

FIVE PEOPLE KILLED IN IRANIAN QUAKE ON GULF ISLAND OF QESHM, GOVERNOR TELLS STATE TV

5 posted on 11/27/2005 4:30:49 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

photo of Qeshm island

http://www.parstimes.com/spaceimages/qeshm_island_96.html


6 posted on 11/27/2005 4:31:44 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: HAL9000

testing?


7 posted on 11/27/2005 4:36:44 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: HAL9000
Map of Iran

Interactive Map.

8 posted on 11/27/2005 4:40:59 AM PST by Alia
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To: HAL9000

That is almost right in the gulf, maybe a tsunami across the gulf?


9 posted on 11/27/2005 4:51:05 AM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: RaceBannon

Quakes this small don't generate tsunami.


10 posted on 11/27/2005 5:05:50 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: RaceBannon; HAL9000

It's in Strait of Hormuz. Iran has been planning on making it a tourist resort. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1448457/posts

By the way, these islands that are mentioned in link of post #6, are used to house prisoners who have been exiled there. I'm sure many more than 5 deaths have occurred, but the prisoners probably won't be mentioned, since not many outsiders realize they are there.


11 posted on 11/27/2005 5:24:32 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: HAL9000

Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee (Israel), and curse him that curseth thee.......


12 posted on 11/27/2005 7:36:49 AM PST by diverteach
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