Iran – second earthquake

July 31st, 2010 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s on Saturday, disrupting communications but with no immediate reports of casualties.  The epicentre was in the rural Negar region in southwest Kerman. There were no immediate reports of casualties. A similar quake shook Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, on Friday injuring 170 people

Iran, including the capital Tehran, sits astride several major fault lines in the earth’s crust, and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.


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