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Car Bomb Kills Nuclear Scientist in Iran, Earthquakes Continue to Hit South

At approximately 06:06:25 UTC on Wednesday, January 11th, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck Southern Iran. On January 5th, 16:53:40 UTC, a 5.0 struck the Southern Iran area, followed by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake on January 7th, 23:25:38 UTC and a 5.2 magnitude earthquake on January 9th, 19:53:37 UTC.


“Iran sits over several major faults in the earth’s crust, and is prone to earthquakes, many of which have been devastating. The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale. About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured.”

From the US saving Iranian sailors, to the US’s strict and critical view of Iran’s nuclear development capabilities, to Iran giving the US a final warning to leave the strait, to rumours of US troops landing in Israel, to just a few hours ago, a nuclear scientist being killed in Tehran by a car bomb. This whole area is something that we need to keep an eye on in the coming days as the tensions continue to rise between all countries surrounding the strait, and all of the countries who are dependant on oil of the area. Let’s hope war is not close.

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 Jan 11th, 18:13:30 UTC – At approximately 17:08:01 UTC, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Iran at a depth of 20.1 km (12.5 miles), 47 km SE of Amol Iran, 73 km ESE of Sari, Iran, and 136 km ENE of Tehran, Iran. This is definitely a quake a bit closer to Tehran than usual, and with all the talks it’s best that we mention all of these Iran quakes which seem to be becoming much more apparent as of the past 3-5 weeks.



January 11, 2012 - Posted by | Seismic, War | , , , , , , , ,

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