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Pakistan, Iran Recovering from Earthquake

Via The Hindu:

Pakistan, specifically Balochistan, appears to have borne the brunt of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Iranian border province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Tuesday afternoon. While Pakistan confirmed the death of at least 20 people following the earthquake, there were conflicting reports from Tehran which ranged from no deaths to 40 dead. However, given the remoteness of the region from both capitals, the last word has not been said on the casualties.

While the tremors were felt as far in North India as Delhi, experts said that mild shocks felt earlier in the day in the North-East were unrelated to the Iran quake. The experts also said that the hypocentre, where the built-up strain energy is released and occurs below the epicentre, was located 82 km below surface, making it a deep earthquake. This was the reason the shock waves travelled long distances, into India. . .


Updates to follow. - Greg Pollowitz


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