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Earthquake in Iran, Dozens Feared Dead

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2013 Apr 16
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At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake near the countries' shared border, CNN reports. The earthquake was preliminarily measured at 7.8 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at around 3:15 p.m. local time, was about 50 miles north of Saravan, the Iranian Seismological Center reported. A state of emergency has been declared in the area, and rescue workers have been deployed from other provinces.