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Major Earthquake Hits Iran-Pakistan Border, At Least 40 Killed

6:49 AM, Apr 16, 2013   |    comments
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- Seismologists say a major earthquake has struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border, less than a week after a quake in Iran killed at least 37 people.   

Iranian state-run TV says at least 40 people were killed in Tuesday's earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.8 quake struck the slightly populated region. The quake was felt as far away as New Delhi and Gulf cities of Dubai and Bahrain. The USGS report says Tuesday's quake was at a depth of 15.2 kilometers (nine miles).   

Across the Gulf, high-rise buildings swayed and officials ordered evacuations. Dubai has the world's tallest tower, the 828-meter (2,717 -foot) Burj Khalifa.   

Last week, a deadly 6.1 magnitude quake about 96 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr, the site of Iran's reactor.


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