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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck near Bushehr, in Iran’s southwestern coastal region, killing at least 30 people and injuring nearly 1,000 others. Seven aftershocks were registered within 38 minutes after the initial jolt.

The epicenter was 55 miles southeast of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

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The depth of the quake was 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Bushehr power plant is the country’s only nuclear power station and is capable of withstanding quakes stronger than 6.3 magnitude.

“The earthquake in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor. Personnel continue to work in the normal regime and radiation levels are fully within the norm,” a design engineer told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

One village was wiped out, and mud brick houses crumbled in the earthquake.

“We could clearly feel the earthquake,” Nikoo, who requested to be identified only by her first name, told Reuters by telephone. “The windows and chandeliers all shook.”

Social media outlets reported feeling the quake in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There were no immediate reports of damages.

Gulf Arab countries and Western experts have voiced concerns about the Bushehr plant, built in a highly seismic area, but Iran has repeatedly rejected those concerns. Bushehr is home to some 160,000 people.

The US and its allies have repeatedly accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons. Tehran insists its work at Bushehr is for civilian purposes only.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. If the Iranians were foolish enough to build their nuclear plant in an earthquake zone, then maybe a stronger quake will follow this one enough to destroy or severely disable it. Neither Mossad nor Ha Shem had anything to do with it. Nature works in mysterious ways, let's hope it continues to do so.

  2. Liliane Stern: "neither Mossad nor Ha Shem had anything to do with it. Nature works in mysterious ways…" After all of your university degrees and research looking through microscopes, you still don't know what "nature" is. Study the Torah and find out.

  3. DAMN YOU MOSSAD. The Zionists strike again. I wonder: did they use specially trained worms? Or perhaps the infamous ground hogs wearing attack yarmulkas. Perhaps 72 brainwashed virgins blinded by bhurqas and impregnated with thermonuclear devices? Truly treacherous those Jews.

  4. DAMN YOU MOSSAD. The Zionists strike again. I wonder: did they use specially trained worms? Or perhaps the infamous ground hogs wearing attack yarmulkas. Perhaps 72 brainwashed virgins blinded by bhurqas and impregnated with thermonuclear devices? Truly treacherous those Jews.

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