facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Earthquake in Iran kills 30

April 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM   |   Comments

BUSHEHR, Iran, April 9 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were killed in southern Iran Tuesday when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck near the city of Bushehr, a report said.

An additional 600 were injured, the Iranian news agency Press TV reported.

The town of Kaki, 90 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of Bushehr, was the epicenter of the earthquake, the Iranian Seismological Center reported, noting four aftershocks, jolting Kaki and the nearby city of Khour-Mowj.

The Persian Gulf states of Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also reported shocks from the earthquake, Press TV said.

The Russian company Atomstroyexport, constructor of a nuclear power plant near Bushehr, said the earthquake "in no way affected the normal situation at the reactor. Personnel continue to work ... and radiation levels are fully within the norm," the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
2
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
3
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
4
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
5
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback