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3 strong quakes kill at least 66 in western Iran
MSN ^ | March 31, 2006

Posted on 03/31/2006 4:19:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

TEHRAN, Iran - Three strong earthquakes and several aftershocks jolted western Iran overnight, killing at least 66 people and injuring about 1,200 others, state television reported Friday.

The initial quake of magnitude 4.7 struck a mountainous region in western Iran late Thursday. It was followed by a quake of magnitude 5.1 that struck Boroujerd and Doroud, two industrial cities in western Iran, at 11:06 p.m. local time Thursday, state television said.

A third temblor of magnitude 6.0 hit Doroud and surrounding villages at 4:47 a.m. local time on Friday, the television reported.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: deathtoll; earthquake; iran; iranquake

1 posted on 03/31/2006 4:19:26 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nuke test!


2 posted on 03/31/2006 4:20:30 AM PST by dakine
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Rove playing with the Rove-O-Tron 2000 ™ © ® again?
3 posted on 03/31/2006 4:21:42 AM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Lets NOT send millions in aid this time...


4 posted on 03/31/2006 4:23:39 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
MAP 4.7 2006/03/31 01:31:33 33.712 48.578 86.3 WESTERN IRAN

MAP 5.7 2006/03/31 01:17:02 33.583 48.800 10.0 WESTERN IRAN

MAP 4.7 2006/03/30 16:17:06 33.523 48.731 10.0 WESTERN IRAN

5 posted on 03/31/2006 4:25:07 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clearly Bush - there, I'm first


6 posted on 03/31/2006 4:26:33 AM PST by gore_sux (and so does Xlinton)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Alla coming for the Mullahs?


7 posted on 03/31/2006 4:27:16 AM PST by chemicalman (Many have skeletons in their closets. In New Orleans, we have skeletons in our attics.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In related news...

US to test 700-tonne explosive(will send mushroom cloud over Las Vegas)

8 posted on 03/31/2006 4:29:14 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Rice '08)
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To: chemicalman

Aggregation of # 2,3& 5:

Bush nukes Iran as recommend by Rove......


9 posted on 03/31/2006 4:29:29 AM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: mewzilla

The Tesla device.

What good is a missile that avoids radar and can hit multiple targets if their is no place it can be launched from?
Any bets mankind will ever see a 10.0 or higher earthquake?


10 posted on 03/31/2006 4:30:09 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: gore_sux

I'm sure the Dummies already beat you.


11 posted on 03/31/2006 4:32:00 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Eye of Unk

Probably when that new armament in our arsenal hits that quake prone area.


12 posted on 03/31/2006 4:32:07 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: Eye of Unk
Any bets mankind will ever see a 10.0 or higher earthquake?

Let's just hope not. Largest one I can recall hearing about was the 1960 quake in Chile which was a 9.5, IIRC.

13 posted on 03/31/2006 4:35:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Attention Quake Victims. Tidal Waves expected at 9AM followed by plague, locusts, and a volcanic eruption at noon. This afternoon will see hurricane winds, massive flooding, violent death, and then more earthquakes. Tonight blizzards and icy death. Tomorrow more of same.
Enjoy the weekend!


14 posted on 03/31/2006 4:35:32 AM PST by Doc Savage (Of all these things you can be sure, only love...will endure.......................)
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To: Eye of Unk
Click here for some quick backround info on that Chilean quake.
15 posted on 03/31/2006 4:37:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Allah voices his anger at Iran.


16 posted on 03/31/2006 4:46:50 AM PST by Jedi Jake (www.bingewars.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Three bunker busters !!! one can hope




Remember election day is around the corner
vote YES........ Lake Iran


17 posted on 03/31/2006 4:49:08 AM PST by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: IrishMike
Three bunker busters !!! one can hope

Or one MOAB and 2 residual explosions on the ground. :-)

18 posted on 03/31/2006 4:54:38 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: dakine
Nuke test!

My first thought.

19 posted on 03/31/2006 5:08:13 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Mass immigration and mass indoctrination of illegals is the current marxist strategy to gain power.)
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To: commish

Could be, Mother makes a mess.


20 posted on 03/31/2006 5:25:10 AM PST by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is an interesting story since last week someone posted here that after the last soar eclipse there was an earthquake and now, after the eclipse this week, they had another earthquake.


21 posted on 03/31/2006 5:56:51 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: edcoil
If it was a nuke test, it would have been reported as such right? I mean we'd be able to detect the radiation or the EMP blast or something, even underground right?

I just recall that "Iranian Opposition groups", the ones that had exposed Iranian facilities and hidden bunkers in the past, released a statement a few months back that the Iranians had set a date of 'the end of March' for their 1st test.

I figured it came and went, and was (if you believe the story) just what they WANTED to do, not what they were ABLE to do.
22 posted on 03/31/2006 6:18:47 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Map Centered at 35°N, 50°E

10-degree map showing recent earthquakes
Legend with age and magnitude scale Event localtimes Event uskyat Event uskyag Event uskyae Event uskxaq Map Centered at 40°N, 50°E Map Centered at 35°N, 55°E Map Centered at 30°N, 50°E Map Centered at 35°N, 45°E

Click on an earthquake for more information.
Click on blue arrows around map to see more in that direction.


23 posted on 03/31/2006 6:32:23 AM PST by Boot Hill ("...and Joshua went unto him and said: art thou for us, or for our adversaries?")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Borujerd - west of Qom


24 posted on 03/31/2006 6:33:29 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: FreedomNeocon

"If it was a nuke test, it would have been reported as such right? I mean we'd be able to detect the radiation or the EMP blast or something, even underground right?"

Correct.


25 posted on 03/31/2006 6:35:52 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

all wrong. it is not nuke test. Allah get fed up. Mullah always use Allah name for rape, kill innocent, crush hand for stolen bread, scream Allah coz' he got 4 wives and abuse them, NUKE is Allah punishment to Non-Muslim and many more. So, allah shake Iran to call for repent and live, rather sin and die!


26 posted on 03/31/2006 6:41:57 AM PST by plck
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

27 posted on 03/31/2006 6:54:45 AM PST by TheForceOfOne (El Chupacabra spotted near U.S./Mexican border feeding on illegal immigrants. Pass it on..)
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To: dakine
Nuke test!

Average magnitude of the Indian nuclear tests:....... 5.0

Average magnitude of the Pakistani nuclear tests:..... 4.9

The magnitudes are similar for two of them, except the 6.0 would equate to about a 45 kilo-ton bomb which seems too high. One would expect their first tests to be in the 10 kilo-ton range. Of course, they could always buy nukes from a nuke member and test it for the hell of it during their military exercises they are conducting now. You never know what crazies are going to do.

My guess is these were just earthquakes, even though the magnitude is similar to a nuke.

Look for Bush to give Iran more taxpayer money to build more IEDs to kill troops with or to build their nukes. Bush gave them taxpayer money after the Bam earthquake and after the other earthquake that followed Bam.

Truman never gave Japan money, now did he.

28 posted on 03/31/2006 7:10:51 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

Nuclear testing has it's own "signature" and is easily distguishable from an earthquake. (so I have been told by people in the know)


29 posted on 03/31/2006 8:57:57 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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It is also distinguishable


30 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:22 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert; FreedomNeocon
"If it was a nuke test, it would have been reported as such right? I mean we'd be able to detect the radiation or the EMP blast or something, even underground right?"

Correct.

Actually, no. Underground tests don't send out an EMP and unless the test is too shallow or the shaft isn't sealing properly, there won't be a radiation release. It might not even cause a subsidence crater depending on the geology of the area and/or the yield of the device.

The way you detect an underground test is by the waveform it creates. Underground nuclear tests create a very unique waveform which is different than any naturally occurring event. If this had been an underground test, it would already be known as seismographs around the world would have detected it.

31 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:01 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Real Leaders Base Their Decisions on Their Convictions. Wannabes Base Decisions on the Latest Poll.)
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To: COEXERJ145

I know. I wasn't referring to the radiation release of his statement being correct. Just that we would be able to detect the difference between a nuke test and an earthquake.


32 posted on 03/31/2006 9:07:23 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

I never implied they didn't.

The first to record/report seismograph readings are the schools and research centers. Any military analysis comes later.

The military would never be the first to report a seismograph jolt from Iran.


33 posted on 03/31/2006 9:10:31 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

Try looking at the depths of earthquakes too. It doesn't take a whole lot of analysis in many cases to distinguish the difference between the 2 events.


34 posted on 03/31/2006 9:15:24 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: COEXERJ145

That's right.

The points I made to these others were the magnitude of two of them match the magnitudes we would expect from a nuke test by Iran (expected yield of 10 kiloton). I stated I assume these are earthquakes. You are correct--if sealed properly and a proper depth, there would be no radiation readings.

Until I learn differently, initial reprots from wire services come from the seismographs of research organizations, not the military. I am not sure if their initial readings show the signature of a nuke test, just the initial Richter magnitude. I assume the signature of a nuke test would be made from a more careful reading that would not come out of an initial report. If the signature of a nuke test can be read immediately from a reseach seismograph, that is news to me. It is possible, considering an earthquake can go on for 30 seconds or more and a nuke test should have a distinct jolt. We don't know the how many nukes and at what spacing interval. Pakistan claimed 5 nukes, but analysis believes two spaced .1 second apart. India did three detonations at the same time (or fractional seconds between them).


35 posted on 03/31/2006 9:25:27 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: nuconvert
I'm not sure. See post #35. If anybody has concrete proof a research organization's seismograph can IMMEDIATELY distinguish a nuke test from an earthquake, please step forward. I assume it takes a bit more analysis.

So a volcano's infasonic waves can be similar to a nuke test.

I also heard meteor strikes can give false alarms to the International Monitoring System's seismographs monitoring nuclear tests.

36 posted on 03/31/2006 9:47:43 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

Would you care to explain what infrasonic waves from a volcano or atmospheric nuclear test (or anything else) have to do with 5.7 Richter scale readings from an earthquake?


37 posted on 03/31/2006 10:28:29 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

You didn't read what I wrote. Check the last two sentences. If meteors give false alarms for nuclear watchdogs, and if volcanoes can emit nuke test type waves, it gets right back to what I said--I don't believe you can dismiss an INITIAL report (possible nuke test) if it is based off seismograph readings. After the physical damage of a quake is witnessed and after a more thorough look is done at seismograph readings, then you can tell the difference between the distinct signature of a quake, a nuke test, glacier ice braking, meteors, volcanoes, . . .


38 posted on 03/31/2006 10:35:28 AM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Dont_Tread_On_Me_888

Instead of spending time researching infrasonic waves from volcanoes and atmospheric tests, your time would be better spent researching the differences and similarities of nuclear testing vs earthquakes. There are some obvious differences that can be assessed by amateurs. Occasionally, some in depth analysis might be necessary to distinguish the 2.

IOW - you can usually tell the difference between an egg and a golf ball without in depth analysis.

Your arguments and reasoning are odd.


39 posted on 03/31/2006 10:54:27 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert; rightwingintelligentsia; lainie; Darksheare; Quilla; SubMareener; Esther Ruth; ...
Latest Earthquakes in Iran



40 posted on 03/31/2006 10:56:27 AM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Lots of shaking in the 3 range.
Can you put up Latest Earthquakes in Calif. for comparison & curiosity's sake? ;~ )


41 posted on 03/31/2006 11:16:40 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

42 posted on 03/31/2006 12:07:19 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Thank you!
Lots of 1's and 2's in CA. Seems to be shaking more, but not as hard.

Interesting. Thanks again ;~ )


43 posted on 03/31/2006 1:06:20 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

You're welcome. Small numbers are good when it comes to quakes.


44 posted on 03/31/2006 1:37:03 PM PST by bd476
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To: nuconvert

California shakes alot more than people realize every single day.. but they are mostly smaller ones, and/or very deep so they are not felt..


45 posted on 03/31/2006 1:41:33 PM PST by Awestruck (All the usual suspects)
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To: Awestruck

Yup. I lived in Calif. for a few yrs.


46 posted on 03/31/2006 1:48:56 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: bd476

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program » Map Centered at 37°N, 120°W
Address:http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/32.42.-125.-11

This pic at a glance seemed much more busier then the one you posted earlier, perhaps because it was zoomed in.


47 posted on 03/31/2006 9:54:25 PM PST by Global2010
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To: nuconvert
Grew up there myself and it was quite common to be playing as a child in the street and have "spring time" quakes.

Hayward fault line.

I left for other personal reasons after the 1989 quake. But that was one of the things I was required to do to sale our real estate was to get a foundation check post earthquake.

There are ways to build safe homes ect. but no one chooses the extra costs and continue to build homes that will not stand up in a tsunami or quake.

We just went through a rough winter and lost part of a roof (been in our home close to 20yrs). The insurance payment was not enough to cover what it will cost. Surely paying our insurance rates for the last two decades without any other claims would think they would be a little more fair.

If I ever did build again I will use all I have learned before deciding on just going with a geology report and a Contractors "OK".

Some of the architectural designs in Japan are wonderful and they take in account for those of all walks of life when they redesign the hard hit tsunami area they had.
48 posted on 03/31/2006 10:08:17 PM PST by Global2010
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