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Posted On: 16 April 2013 02:30 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

16th Apr 2013: Iran struck by magnitude 7.8 earthquake

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A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck south-east Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The epicentre of the huge quake was 86km (53 miles) from the city of Khash, near Pakistan's border. Tremors have been felt across the Gulf and the Middle East. Tall buildings swayed in the Indian capital Delhi, reports say. At least 37 people were killed and 850 wounded in a 6.3 magnitude quake in south-west Iran on 10 April. -BBC News