6.6 hit Northern Iran

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    A 6.6 has just been reported in Northern Iran


    Magnitude Mw 6.6
    Region NORTHWESTERN IRAN
    Date time 2012-08-11 12:23:21.0 UTC
    Location 38.37 N ; 46.89 E
    Depth 40 km
    Distances 61 km NE Tabriz (pop 1,424,641 ; local time 15:53:21.2 2012-08-11)
    19 km SW Ahar (pop 94,348 ; local time 15:53:21.2 2012-08-11)

    Earthquake - Magnitude 6.2 - NORTHWESTERN IRAN - 2012 August 11, 12:23:18 UTC


    From the map in this article it looks like the research reactor at Bonab or at Ramsar would be closest to the epicenterBBC News - Iran's key nuclear sites


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    Iran earthquakes kills dozens in Tabriz regioni

    Two strong earthquakes have struck north-western Iran, leaving at least 40 people dead and hundreds more injured, officials say.

    The quakes struck near the city of Tabriz and the town of Ahar, but most of the casualties are thought to be in outlying villages.

    Reports say phone lines to many villages have been cut off, making rescue efforts harder.

    The US Geological Service measured the quakes at magnitude 6.4 and 6.3.

    "The quake has created huge panic among the people," one resident of Tabriz told the BBC. "Everyone has rushed to the streets and the sirens of ambulances are everywhere."

    BBC News - Iran earthquakes kills dozens in Tabriz region
     
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    Iran earthquake relief efforts begin after 250 killed


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    Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.

    The 6.4 and 6.3 quakes struck near Tabriz and Ahar on Saturday afternoon, with more than 55 aftershocks reported over the following hours.

    More than 100 villages are damaged and thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters or in the open.

    BBC News - Iran earthquake relief efforts begin after 250 killed
     

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