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UNCONFIRMED: WAS IRANIAN WEEKEND EARTHQUAKE A NUCLEAR TEST?
Wordpress.com ^ | 10/31/09 | Joel Rosenberg

Posted on 11/02/2008 6:41:21 AM PST by standingfirm

NUCLEAR TEST?

** World faces growing risk of war: US intelligence chief ** ———————- An Israeli news service is reporting this morning that an earthquake in Iran last weekend may have been triggered by an Iranian nuclear weapons test, citing an Iranian nuclear scientist working on the project as its source.

“This past Saturday night, southern Iran experienced what was reported as a significant earthquake — a seismic event measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale,” reports Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, attributing the story first to the Israel Insider website. ”Its epicenter was just north of the strategic Straits of Hormuz, which separates Iran from Abu Dhabi and Oman and which is the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The report quotes an Iranian nuclear scientist who claims to be working in uranium enrichment for the project, and who said that the ‘quake’ was acutally an undergound nuclear bomb test. Israel Insider adds that the test/quake was actually the second in a series. Nine days ago, a 4.8 Richter scale event occurred, with its epicenter only five kilometers away from the weekend tremor. The Israel Insider source reports that two nuclear rockets are currently ready — and are intended for use against Israel in the coming months. If the report is correct, it would belie previous speculation that Iran would not begin nuclear testing until it had more nuclear-bomb production capability.”

Let me stress that this is an unconfirmed report. While the Associated Press did report a 5.0 earthquake in Iran this past weekend, as of 7:30am eastern on Friday, the allegation that the quake was connected to Iranian nuclear testing has not been picked up by other major Israeli news services such as the Jerusalem Post, Ynet, or Haaretz.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: geopolitics; iran; proliferation; rumor
Something to keep an eye on...
1 posted on 11/02/2008 6:41:22 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm

In a word ......No


2 posted on 11/02/2008 6:41:57 AM PST by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Khomeini promised change too)
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To: standingfirm

Depth was reported at 35 miles.

Way too deep for a nuclear test.


3 posted on 11/02/2008 6:42:27 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: standingfirm

Not a chance.


4 posted on 11/02/2008 6:42:48 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: standingfirm

I am waiting to see what the API says about it!


5 posted on 11/02/2008 6:45:10 AM PST by surfer
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To: F15Eagle
Depth was reported at 35 miles.

Way too deep for a nuclear test.-F15Eagle

I had seen reports where the depth was closer to 20 miles, but either way your point about it being way too deep is correct.

6 posted on 11/02/2008 6:47:07 AM PST by skully (FREEPERS IN NON EASTERN TIME ZONES: IGNORE MSM RESULTS, STAY IN LINE TO VOTE. PASS IT ON)
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To: skully

True, but the article talks about the nuclear test “triggering” the earthquake, not that the test was an earthquake. I certainly hope it’s not true.


7 posted on 11/02/2008 6:50:52 AM PST by standingfirm
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To: standingfirm
A 39.36 Rumble was felt in Lubbock. The Teches evaluated the situation and put Texas in a HOLE.

Tech climbs to no #2 and Texas falls to 6th!

8 posted on 11/02/2008 6:51:28 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: standingfirm

why don’t we drop one on them and see if we get the same results. If so, then we can clearly say they were testing a bomb! :P


9 posted on 11/02/2008 6:51:35 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: skully

Iran is prone to quakes - as is Pakistan I think.

There must be a major fault running through that area.

Depending upon whether they got some uranium, I wouldn’t be surprised if Iran is well on their way to at least a basic fission weapon. They may be a ways away from fission-fusion devices (I would imagine).

I’m sure Pooty-Poot is ready to use Iran as his proxy to achieve certain goals. Certainly not the least of which, reducing or eliminating American influence in the Middle East.


10 posted on 11/02/2008 6:51:59 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: standingfirm

If every Iranian earthquake is a nuclear test, they must have one hell of an arsenal; they’ve had 119 reported quakes in the last month.


11 posted on 11/02/2008 6:53:42 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: standingfirm
Something to keep an eye on...

Here's some help keeping your eye on it.

IIEES Iran data

12 posted on 11/02/2008 6:57:04 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: standingfirm

I’m certain if they were planning a nuclear test, they’d wait until Wednesday.


13 posted on 11/02/2008 6:57:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: standingfirm

Relax. President Obama will tame Iran.


14 posted on 11/02/2008 7:17:46 AM PST by pabianice (Inexplicable and infuriating.)
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To: standingfirm

The USGS website has the epicenter at 26.533°N, 54.985°E which puts it out in the Persian Gulf waters and 18 miles deep.


15 posted on 11/02/2008 7:25:09 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: standingfirm

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. USGS site makes it pretty clear that this wasn’t a nuke test - it was located on the shore of the Persian gulf for mercy sake.


16 posted on 11/02/2008 7:27:54 AM PST by Godzilla (I am JOE. NO Socialism, NO Obama. I'd rather keep my change and spread it around myself.)
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To: nuconvert

ping


17 posted on 11/02/2008 7:28:24 AM PST by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/)
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To: standingfirm
I've heard that earthquakes and nuclear bombs are easy to tell apart with a seismograph.

Earthquakes gradually build up: rumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumble

Nuclear bombs don't build up

BOOM!rumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumble

18 posted on 11/02/2008 7:47:05 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: F15Eagle
I’m sure Pooty-Poot is ready to use Iran as his proxy to achieve certain goals. Certainly not the least of which, reducing or eliminating American influence in the Middle East.

Like a strait of Hormuz incident to test a new President?

19 posted on 11/02/2008 7:56:39 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: nuconvert

Probably not. But too bad...if it was, it would be worth 5 points to John McCain. Imagine Bush coming to the press room today with an announcement that Iran has just gone nuclear.


20 posted on 11/02/2008 9:18:12 AM PST by Defiant (Welcome to the People's Republic of Yeswecanistan. Spread the wealth!)
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To: VaBthang4
The USGS website has the epicenter of the quake at 26.533°N, 54.985°E.

Note the grid coordinates (left hand corner) of Iran's test site outside of Esfahan.

Iranian Target #1

21 posted on 11/02/2008 9:44:03 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: standingfirm

I used to work for a company/ seismologists that tracked Soviet nuclear tests. They are SO able to tell the difference, and you can bet that a good number of them are tracking these tests around the world.


22 posted on 11/02/2008 11:08:38 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Cheetahcat

Yeah and then $2 gas will suddenly be $5/gal or more. Maybe $10/gal.

I don’t think Russia is finished around Georgia and neighboring states, either.


23 posted on 11/02/2008 12:05:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: standingfirm
Insider source reports that two nuclear rockets are currently ready — and are intended for use against Israel in the coming months

Diplomacy to the rescue.

24 posted on 11/02/2008 2:06:59 PM PST by alrea (They are energizing conservatives throughout the country in ways that they don’t even understand. R)
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