Three Earthquakes Level Iranian Villages

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Three Earthquakes Level Iranian Villages

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TEHRAN, Iran - Earthquakes and aftershocks rattled western Iran one after another, flattening villages and sending frightened homeowners into the streets. By Friday morning 70 people were dead, 1,200 wounded, and thousands homeless.

The death toll would have been much higher, residents said, but police used loudspeakers to tell townspeople to sleep outside after a 4.7-magnitude quake struck Thursday evening.

Hours later, around 11 p.m., a 5.1-magnitude quake struck Boroujerd and Doroud, the Iranian Seismological Center said, followed by a 6.1-magnitude quake just before 5 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Society. Aftershocks continued throughout the day.

A total of 70 bodies had been recovered from houses destroyed in Silakhor, a region north of Doroud, state-owned television reported.

The provincial head of the Unexpected Disaster Committee, Ali Barani, said no fewer than 200 villages were damaged, and some were flattened. The quakes' epicenters were 210 miles southwest of Tehran.

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Quakes in Iran, a lot of damage.

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By YCON: posted on 1-4-2006

Wonder how Joe Iranian feels about his/her govt spending all the Rials on nuclear technology when they can't even quake proof their houses. Falling down for a 6.1...WOW.
Kinda coinkydinky about the region shaking during the current political climate eh? I'm sure Mel Gibson wrote something about this very same topic in his Conspiracy rag. :o
By oOo: posted on 2-4-2006








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