April 16, 2013

7.8 earthquake in Iran.

Epicenter near Khash, close to the border with Pakistan.

14 comments:

CEO-MMP said...

So?

Darrell said...

In an area best known for its drug trade and separatist bombings, let's hope they can go back to business as usual as quickly as possible.

MadisonMan said...

I like that I live in a reasonably tectonically stable area. I complain a lot about the weather -- but I don't have to worry about moving Earth.

The Drill SGT said...

Now THIS is a zionist conspiracy :)

Patrick said...

April really can be a shitty month.


Ruination Day, and the Okies fled
And the Great Emancipator took a bullet to the back of the head

Mitchell the Bat said...

Underground testing's a bitch.

campy said...

Probably teabaggers.

Christy said...

How do regular big earthquakes affect the psyches of a people over millennia, I wonder?

BarrySanders20 said...

Khash would be a good name for an aspiring rapper.

Amazing the sheer number of deaths from recent earthquakes in that region. So many that they just round off to the nearest thousand. No wonder life is cheap to so many.

LarsPorsena said...

If only the epicenter was further west....

edutcher said...

Stuxnet or A View To A Kill?

The Drill SGT said...

Now THIS is a zionist conspiracy :)

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Lipperman said...

This is a huge quake.
The death toll is currently at 46, and rising.

Nomennovum said...

7.8 is getting too routine. Plus, ever notice how the sizes of quakes tend to be overestimated at first? It's getting to be like hurricanes. The winds always seem weaker than promised when they first make landfall.

Wake me when there's 9.0 in NYC.

Oh, wait. You won't have to.

wyo sis said...

I was teaching a 3rd grade class talking about earthquakes at about 8:00 this morning. I turned to the USGS interactive map and there it was. We talked about the magnitude and concluded it was probably not very pleasant around there when it was happening. Compared it to one at Old Faithful that happened at within the same time frame. I'd be surprised if the one at Old Faithful was even felt.
Very dramatic for kids.