Sunday, August 12, 2012

Iran Earthquake- Casualties Rising

Two powerful earthquakes killed at least 250 people, and injuring more than 2,000. Casualty figures are expected to rise, Iranian officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured Saturday's first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles). A second quake measuring 6.3 struck 49 km (30 miles) northeast of Tabriz 11 minutes later at a similar depth.

Photo Credit: Hamed Nazari/Mehr news Agency

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